FUD Icebreaker + Closing Exercise

Brief Description/Purpose

This is both an initial course activity - an icebreaker, and a closing exercise that brings things full circle.


Individual work + sharing

Age Appropriate

Teens, Adults

Ideal Group Size

VIrtually any sized group

Time For Exercise

30 minutes, 10 minutes at start of course, and 20 minutes closing the course.


Icebreaker, Closure

Detailed Instructions If Needed

FUD stands for:




about either the training experience, or more important, applying the skills to real life after the session.

At the start of the seminar, ask each person to "privately" write down one or more fears, uncertainties and doubts about either the training session to come, or the subject matter.

You can have a few people or as many as is practical share a few of their FUDS.

At the end of the seminar, ask the group for volunteers to talk about how their FUD's have changed. Hopefully they will show less discomfort related to what they identified.

The results will also provide the trainer with valuable feedback to improve the next offering,

(Thanks to Barbara Geraghty for sharing this on LinkedIn)