This unique volume offers ready-to-use, proven activities to introduce and develop key skills in leadership training. Each activity includes clear objectives, detailed instructions on how to run the activity, and reproducible participant materials.
Implement successful self-managed teams in your organization. Teach team leaders and team members how to resolve conflict, assess their performance, hold meetings, build trust, solve problems, and get results.
25 experiential activities for teaching managers and employees how to effectively deal with workplace change. Activities are organized into 4 change stages: preparing for change, articulating choices, visioning the future, and Implementing change programs.
These activities provide stimulating exercises, realistic case studies, and creative role-plays that will enable your managers and supervisors to sharpen their skills in several key coaching roles - as team leader, facilitator, counselor, and director. Each fully reproducible activity is organized in a user-friendly format with detailed trainer's notes, clear objectives, and suggested variations for customizing the activity to meet your group's needs. Training Objectives: Introduce mentoring concepts and peer guidance techniques; Develop skills to express performance improvement goals clearly; Create open, trusting relationships; Refine managers' skills in providing constructive feedback Training Methods: Team games; Group discussions; Icebreakers; Role-plays; Questionnaires and written exercises Time Guidelines: 34 activities take 1 hour or less; 6 activities take between 1 and 2 hours
Every group can benefit from team-building exercises. But sometimes it’s not practical to embark on a full-scale training initiative. Now, supervisors, managers, and team leaders have 50 team-building activities to choose from, all of which can be implemented with no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Readers will find engaging exercises for: * Building new teams and helping teams with new members * Dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration, and more * Recognizing individual efforts and team accomplishments * Finding creative ways to work together and solve problems * Increasing and improving communication * Leveraging diversity and individual differences to meet team goals * Keeping competition healthy and productive within the team Instructions and tips for follow-up and variations are included for each activity, and an additional chapter provides valuable advice for working through unexpected difficulties in team-building.
This collection of activities, self-assessments, and exercises is especially useful as a resource to introduce the issue of conflict and its resolution as a part of workshops on management, leadership, communication, negotiation and diversity. The book is fully reproducible and flexibly organized in two sections. Part One includes twenty-five interactive group learning activities to explore conflict and provide practice in skills that help to resolve it. Part Two consists of twenty-five individualized exercises and assessments that are ideal for pre-work prior to group training sessions, or they can be distributed to participants for their own self-development. All of the activities and assessments are reproducible and include participant materials and notes for the instructor Selected Contents Part One: Group Workshop Activities: Two Responses to Conflict: Fight or Flight; How Can We Both Win? A Quick Demonstration; Individual Conflict Styles: A Zoological Approach; Approaches to Conflict: Role Play Demonstration; When Conflict Creates Stress, Don't Just Stand There...; Introduction to Listening: A Self Inventory; Red Flags; Benefits and Barriers: Exploring Third Party Intervention; Mismatched? Are You Reading the Non-Verbal Cues?; Constructive or Destructive Conflict: Lessons to be Learned; Gaining a Different Perspective; Assumptions: Who Needs 'Em?; Portrait of a Peacemaker; What Kind of Question is That?; Third-Party Mediation; Formulating Clear Agreements Part Two: Individualized Exercises and Assessments: Self-Assessment in Dealing with Differences; Analyzing A Conflict: Is It Worth Getting Into?; In the Heat of the Moment; How to Deal with Hot Buttons; Resolving a Conflict through Planning; Mediation: Test Your Knowledge; First Thoughts About Others: Perception IQ Quiz; Uncovering the Hidden Agenda; Your Turn: A Non-Judgmental Exercise; Supportive Listening: What's Your Score?; Escalate vs. Acknowledge: The Choice is Yours; Eight Different Points of View
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