A collection of links to inspire methods & activities for your next workshop

Instead of creating yet another collection or library of workshop methods and activities, we decided to create a definitive list of all of the existing libraries and resources. If you have a favorite that isn’t listed, or would like us to include yours, just send us a link and let us know how you’d like it to be categorized (even if that category doesn’t exist). You can email us at hello@voltagecontrol.com.

Facilitation Frameworks

Systems of collaboration and communication that are built for a specific purpose. Whether you need to encourage involvement in a problem-solving project or increase positive thinking for organizational change these frameworks are designed to give you a system to follow.

Gamestorming
Liberating Structures
Art of Hosting
Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
Participatory Decision Making

Diverse Libraries

Searchable and sortable libraries to help you find the framework or activity that fits your specific leadership challenge. Try a whole new process or mix and match activities to expand your toolbox.

MURAL Templates
SessionLab Library
Mind Tools
Toolbox ToolBox
Workshop Bank
Un Tools

Design Thinking

Design thinking helps remove ambiguity by focusing on human elements. These toolkits will help you walk your team through the five stages of Design Thinking (Empathize, Define, Ideate Prototype, and Test) with greater involvement and clearer results.

IBM Design Thinking Toolkit
IDEO Design Kit
MITRE Innovation Toolkit

Improv

Break out of ruts and old mindsets using these theater inspired games. Play is a great way to expand the way people view problems and potential solutions.

Improv Encyclopedia
Bring Your Own Improv
Theatrefolk
Stoke Deck

Active Learning

Strategies for creating an interactive learning environment which can increase participation as well as retention.

Playmeo
Activities for College Students
Chronicle Guide to More Engaging Learning

Idea Generation & Prototype

Add some creative fuel with these activities to help define a problem and develop and test potential solutions.

Tasty Cupcakes
How to Remix Anything

Agile & Team

Agile focused games and challenges designed to build teamwork and help teams learn and master the agile process.

Retromat
Agile Games
Fun Retrospectives
Virtual Team Building
Squad Health Check

Icebreakers & Eyeopeners

Build rapport and get participants to engage with team building games and activities to introduce new concepts.

SessionLab Icebreakers
Event Manager Icebreakers
League of Women Voters’ Icebreakers
Radiant’s Treasure Trove of Remote Icebreakers

Social Justice & Community

Support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging initiatives with frameworks and tools focused on social justice and sustainable economies.

AORTA Facilitation Resources
Sassy Facilitation Toolkit
Human Connection Games
Authentic Revolution Games

Emotional Intelligence

Increase productivity and satisfaction with these activities and exercises designed to help people understand who they are and how they best interact with others.

The emotional intelligence activity kit
Positive Psychology Emotional Intelligence-exercises/

Trainer Games

Games that can help you reinforce topics and concepts by applying the learning to a team-oriented task.

Trainer Bubble Training Games
TCM Trainer Activities

Service Design

Prompts for refining a human-centered approach through the research ideation, prototyping and facilitation phases of the process.

TISDD Method Library
participatory design games


Virtual Offerings

Can’t gather in person? Check out our virtual workshop offerings. We coach and upskill facilitators with live online workshops. For teams that need quicker results, we also facilitate online sessions. Learn more about our services.