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The Moving Beyond Icebreakers (MBI)  interactive model is used to engage groups of all ages.  It works in every setting where groups meet-whether that’s in the classroom, boardroom, or community room. It is effective for building team to create more effective work outputs while keeping participants engaged. MBI uses interactive methods-often referred to as “icebreakers”- to do the following:

  • Create safe spaces for difficult dialogue
  • Build and strengthen working relationships in groups
  • Encourage generation and implementation of different ideas
  • Build consensus and investment in decisions
  • Unearth and work on dysfunctional group dynamics
  • And create fun and engagement in groups


Moving Beyond Icebreakers Level 1: $55

Wednesday October 11, 2017/9:30 am-12:30 pm

Designing and facilitating an interactive agenda

Interactive methods can be ignored or marginalized as "icebreakers" to be used only in the first few moments of a meeting. When used consistently and strategically - with purpose in mind, and connected to the work of the group - they turn into something more powerful. Through the exploration of several interactive exercises, learn the foundations of how seemingly simple activities can help your team members connect to the goals of your meeting and to one another.


Moving Beyond Icebreakers Level 2: $100

Tuesday October 24, 2017/8:30 am-1 pm

Designing and facilitating an interactive agenda

In this training, we will review the foundations of the MBI model and put it into practice. Participants will design workshop agendas and practice facilitation skills particular to the MBI model.


Contract and Feedback-An Innovative Behavior Management Tool: $55

Wednesday November 8, 2017/9:30-12:30 pm

Designing and facilitating an interactive agenda

In this training, we will explore a unique contract and feedback system that effectively manages conflict and behavior issues in groups. This system provides both accountability and support for skills development and growth of individual participants and groups themselves. This system is best used in youth groups, but it can be altered to fit groups of all ages. Participants will learn the foundations of the system while exploring how to adapt it to their setting.


Moving Beyond Icebreakers Hot Topics: $35

Wednesday November 15, 2017/9:30 am-11:30 am

How to manage resistance

In this training, participants will explore this well known facilitation challenge. Gain tips on managing both resistance from your group and from within as a facilitator.  Learn from your MBI trainer as well as from your peers.  




All workshops are located at: Teen Empowerment,384 Warren Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, Ma 02119

384 Warren St