Member Since: 20th Jan 2010
Training Officer Charles River
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29th Mar 2012
Thanks Rus for that entertaining story - I like that it made me laugh.
I might just use that!
29th Mar 2012
Thanks to everyone for their replies.
As you can see it is a challenge 30 minutes isn't a long time. The objective behind it is for people to appreciate the differences especially when it comes to communication. Sometimes the US ask us to do things & our hearts sink thinking we just wouldn't do it that way!
I'll take your comments on board. Please keep the suggestions flowing!!
18th Jan 2012
I suggest you have a look at Thomas International they have psychometric testing. Their website is good that has a helpful overview of the tests they provide. It sounds as though their GIA or TST tests are what you are looking for.
20th Jul 2011
I agree with what's been said with the pros & cons to a face to face or webinars. I think it would be a great idea either way.
I'm based in Scotland, just south of Edinburgh & I can't see my boss letting me go off for the day to attend a face to face but a webinar would make sense. There would definitely, be value to setting up a group.
29th Jun 2011
the obvious icebreaker to me is People Bingo. If you can email all the participants first with questions about themselves to answer such as:
Favourite Holiday DestinationFavourite Food / DrinkFavourite TV ProgrammeFirst Pet's NameHave they met anyone famous? etc, etc.
Those kind of questions. Then from their answers make up a Bingo card using the answers eg find 2 people who's favourite food is Chicken Tikka Masala or find 3 people who love going to the US on holiday etc. If you don't have time to email people beforehand you can make up your own answers for them to find people for.
I hope you get the idea. You can have a prize for the person that calls 'Bingo' or has the most answers completed in the time you have allowed.
I've found it a useful fun icebreaker for a large group in the past.