Connections Before Content

Connections Before Content

Regular price$79.00


Dates offered

  • March 10, 2022  @  3:30 - 5:00 pm EST

NEW Virtual Workshop Offering from High 5: Connections Before Content

The use of the classic “Ice Breaker” activity can often backfire, making it more of an “ice-maker” experience for participants.

The concept of Connections before Content takes the value of an ice breaker (to laugh, connect, create a sense of anticipation for what’s next) and examines those aspects that can make activities feel awkward, perhaps isolating and most significantly-disconnected from the overall objective of the gathering.

This engaging workshop will demonstrate at least a dozen simple and effective connection activities and strategies that are applicable to a wide range of audiences.

Participants will be able to: 

  • Draw upon a variety of experiential activities to engage with their groups
  • Modify connection activities to make them most relevant to their group’s needs
  • Explain to their groups why they are doing certain activities
  • Discern which activities merit structured framing and reflection
  • Model for their groups that connection through play is effective and helpful

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Activity instructions


This workshop is relevant to any person who works with groups - managers, educators, adventure facilitators, after school program staff and more


There are no prerequisites for attendance to this workshop. Participants will need access to Zoom (video platform) and a location where they are comfortable participating online in a digital format. Participants will need Microsoft PowerPoint to use activity files.

Interested in the workshop, but not able to attend on these dates?  We are able to run this workshop for intact groups of up to 15.  Please contact us at for more information.

Virtual Training Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations less than seven days prior to a workshop start date will result in a 50% refund of tuition cost. No shows without cancellation notice will forfeit all tuition cost paid.

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