Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques

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Presented by: Michelle Cummings, M.S.

Webinar Description:

Are you good at the games but not so good at the debrief?  Do you ask questions and get blank stares from your participants? Do you picture a debrief as a ‘sit down’ circle where the Facilitator asks questions and the participants answer?  Although this can be an effective debriefing technique, if it is the only technique used, participants can become bored with it and can become easily distracted. This 60-minute webinar will focus on 10 effective debriefing tools and techniques that are simple and easy to use. We will break each technique down and demonstrate different games or activities teaching the concept.  These techniques for processing are sure to liven up your debriefing circles.  

Presenter Bio:

Michelle Cummings is the Big Wheel and founder of Training Wheels, a known leader in the Team Development industry. She is an accomplished author and is a sought-after speaker and consultant on leadership, teambuilding, and experiential learning. Michelle has created a wide variety of facilitation, debriefing and teambuilding activities that have collectively changed the way trainers and educators work.

Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kansas State University and her Masters degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University at Mankato. She speaks at more than 20 local, national, and international conferences each year and authors a monthly teambuilding newsletter called The Spokesperson that has over 16,000 subscribers in 65 countries. Michelle Cummings has authored four books, 1. A Teachable Moment: A Facilitator's Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing, and Reflection, 2. Bouldering Games for Kids, an Educational Guide for Traverse Walls, 3. Playing With a Full Deck, 52 Team Activities Using a Deck of Cards, and 4. Setting the Conflict Compass: Activities for Conflict Resolution and Prevention. Look for her upcoming book, Facilitated Growth coming out in 2017.