Connections: Fast Pass Activities

What Is a Fast Pass?

A Fast Pass is a quick, one- or two-minute, topic-related activity that engages learners from the moment they walk into the room. It is an immediate way to create a sense of curiosity about the topic. Like a Quick Start in The Ten-Minute Trainer, a Fast Pass is also a time sponge, that is, it soaks up non-training time—minutes that learners would normally spend doing things that aren’t topic-related. For example, at the beginning of a traditional training, participants often spend time getting settled, chatting, making cell phone calls, or checking email. With a Fast Pass, learners can choose to participate in a quick activity instead—one that connects them to each other and to the topic ...

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