We know that icebreakers can get old, especially when they are planned into every organization or team event you attend. But, they are a good way to loosen people up and get them talking. Since communication is imperative to a recruitment workshop, icebreakers can serve a great purpose.
Here are 3 icebreaker ideas to use at your recruitment workshop:
1. To make your sisters feel good and see how they positively impact others, you can use the following icebreaker.
- Create a list of statements, eg. this woman has supported me through a tough time, this woman always makes me laugh, etc.
- Have all the women stand in a circle with their backs facing inward and their front facing outward
- The facilitator (the recruitment chair) chooses a few women to start in the center of the circle
- As the facilitator reads each statement, the women in the center tap the person that the comment relates to on the shoulder
- These women will be the next to go in the middle
- Go through enough so that each woman has the chance to be in the center (at least once)
2. To get to know your sister’s interests, you can use the following icebreaker. During recruitment, you may have a PNM that doesn’t necessarily relate to you or that you don’t feel a great connection with, but since you have done this icebreaker you know that this PNM may get along with one of your sisters because they have similar interests.
- Create a list of interests, eg. I love the Hunger Games; I played soccer in High School, etc.
- The facilitator reads the list aloud one-by-one
- When it relates to one of the women, have them stand and provide more details about their interest
3. This last one is just for fun. Workshops can be monotonous, while covering so much information. Use the following icebreaker to liven things up. There should always be time to just relax, laugh and have fun with your sisters.
- Create groups of 3-4 people
- Have everyone take 3 things out of their purse & lay it on the table
- Now explain that they are on a deserted island & those are the only items they can use to save themselves
- Tell them to create a plan and share with the entire group
What are some icebreakers that your sorority has used?
Casey, Kate, and Rachel
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