A - Z of free teambuilding resources

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There are masses of free teambuilding resources for trainers on the net. Here is our pick of the best.

 
 

About.com Education

A solid favourite, this site provides a host of original and fun teambuilding and icebreaker exercises.

Brainstorming

A bit of a one-stop shop for brainstorming activities available to download free of charge for 30 days. Includes the manual, how to brainstorm, the rules, benefits and risks. Offers free training in creative thinking techniques and how to extra new ideas.

Building teams

Great for adult team building activities, exercises and ideas.

Fresh Tracks

General teambuilding activities for free download.

Group-Games.com

A host of ice breakers, action-orientated activities and teambuilding games  at your fingertips.

Icebreakers.ws

Does what it says on the tin: plenty of icebreakers, games and group activities to be found here.

Imprology

Improvisation based training offers many such resources. You can browse a large collection of games, some with video.

Improvencyclopedia

If you're willing to get a bit silly and physically active, look into improvisation exercises. A huge collection can be found at Improvencyclopedia.

I-tech

Icebreaker activities available to be used in conjunction with teambuilding games.

Leadership Institute

Aside from the articles and top tips, there are a number of free teambuilding activities and suggestions on this site.

Reproline

Icebreakers & introductions to get the team games started.

Skills Converged

One of the largest collections of free training materials easily accessible through categorisation - you can even design your own course. A huge collection of team building exercises, energisers, icebreakers and communication exercises are on offer, which can be used in different soft skills training courses.

Susan Boyd’s 10 ways to break the ice

Great teambuilding ideas and free games covering all aspects of group training.

Teambuilding Portal

A host of team building games free to share. From quizzes, icebreakers and negotiation games to motivation and leadership games.

Teampedia

This enormously useful site provides an encyclopaedia of team building activities, icebreakers, riddles, party games, teamwork resources and tools for teams that anyone can use. Designed for a wide audience, including team leaders, trainers, teachers, managers, camp directors, counsellors and youth groups, it provides masses of free handouts.

Thaigi

More training games than you can shake a stick at! Over 200 free resources but not all applicable to teambuilding, but certainly worth sifting through.

TrainerBase

Visit the sownloads section and you'll find 27 resources from a range of trainers, including team building acivities, business management and training theories, business planning material, facilitation resources, IT course material, team games, some great icebreakers, warm-ups and warm-downs.

Team Performance Benchmark Survey

Ideal for evaluating team performance and assisting with your training needs analysis. This free Benchmark Survey which addresses the four key organisation factors of high performance together with the four key people factors, the analysis generated will illuminate the root causes of any current under-performance, to ensure any proposed training intervention can deliver the higher possible measurable impact.

Trainer Bubble

The trainers' favourite - take your pick from an array of virtual training materials, management documents, models and tools for all your business development needs. Great training games, team building activities, icebreakers, energisers and PowerPoint games, quotes, puzzles and quizzes all free.

Ultimate Camp Resource

Oodles of great teambuilding games and challenges that focus more on planning, problem solving, and creative thinking, than on physical ability.

Wilderdom

This site is literally packed with group activities, teambuilding games and exercises, icebreakers, warm-ups and energizers. There are group games for fun and ideas for camp activities and games, trust-building activities, psychological self-awareness exercises, environmental education games, physical activities for groups, rope challenge courses and team building activities like Raptor, Executive Marbles and Feeding the Zircon.

Workshop Exercises

Excellent site for all kinds of teambuilding activities, games, ice-breakers and more. It includes assessment and evaluation templates too.

There you have it. This is of course not an exhaustive list so if you know of any more we could add, email editor@trainingzone.co.uk or comment below.

Comments

Raj's picture

Thank you for a great compilation of various sites dealing with the captioned subject. This helps tremendously and it definitely has cut the seach time or discovering these sites by accident.

Great effort.

Thanks & God bless.

Rajr

CompleteTrainer's picture

Hey - don't forget the Complete Trainer!

We've lots of free resources in our free section on the website

www.thecompletetrainer.com

I personally like Thiagi, and Teampedia too.

Carolyn

alextjtaylor's picture

And to help you search through all of those great websites you can use the search engine designed specifically for corporate trainers:

www.trainingmanager.info

Hope it helps,

Alex Taylor

Hi All

At the Centre for Team Excellence website we also have free resources available to help organisations increase pride, passion and performance in their teams.

You just need to visit our website to sign up! www.centreforteamexcellence.co.uk

Ali

Belbin's picture

Hello

Don't forget www.belbin.com. There is a whole section of free handouts, articles, youtube clips etc to help you with all things 'Belbin'!

Jo

standingl's picture

Hi Verity,

I'd like to add neutrain to the list - think Wikipedia of classroom based training materials.  Wheel reinvention isn't clever, so trainers voluntarily share all their content - slides and their guidance in the trainers notes.  The site is not for profit - we don't ask people to log in as we're not list building. Who wants junk email they never read?! We don't sell to third parties and there are no adverts on the site.

new

I was looking for good icebreakers for my lessons few days ago and this site helps me a lot:

http://icebreakerideas.com/

Hope it will be useful for you as well.

Regards,

Rob

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