Training energisers provide a great opportunity to tactically add an injection of motivation and concentration into your training session. A well-timed and considered energiser has the power to breathe new life into your training room. It can awaken even the sleepiest or post-lunch weary delegates.
The Training Central team have also delivered their fair share of training content that you would struggle to call sexy or crowd-pleasing. The fact is that training content can sometimes be a little prosaic by nature (we are looking at all our compliance training peers here). Despite this, introducing an energiser can change the climate or feel of the training session. Even with the most stringent legislative training, there is room for the fun that comes from good energisers.
Conversely, and perhaps contradictorily, energisers can also be used to calm your group down. As professional trainers, we have all found ourselves in situations where the training subject matter has caused heated or prolonged debate. It can be tough to bring you room back on point. Dropping in a little energiser can help to refocus the room. It can enable learners to move on and reengage with the remaining session.
Effective training is all about creating experiences that secure lasting impressions with your learners. To be able to do this, we trainers must be mindful of the barriers that exist for our learners. Barriers can range from things such as the apprehension of not knowing the other learners in the training session, right through to painful historical experiences of training and learning. Energisers are fantastic for breaking down barriers. Every trainer should have a broad range of energisers that they can pull upon to provide a different learning route for their delegates. You’d be surprised how frequently the penny drops, as a result of using the right energiser, at the right time.
The majority of the above is geared towards trainers using the energisers in their sessions. Don’t let this put you off. The energisers work just as well for Managers or Team Leaders. They even work for a bit of family fun. As a rule, energisers work where you want to increase energy levels, build teams, have fun or to promote mindfulness.
We have filtered the free energisers by topic areas. As a result, this will make it easier for you to navigate to the ones that will work for you. Have a look around, drop us a line if you want to add any – we will accredit them to relevant authors.