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Sticks, Hoops, and a Little Rope

In Active Learning, Confidence Course Facilitator, High Ropes Course, How To, Leave Your Comfort Zone, teamwork on April 15, 2014 at 7:17 pm

While attending the International Association of Facilitators North American Conference, I had the privilege to lead a workshop entitled: “It’s Like Riding a Bike.” This workshop focused on the importance and value of experiential learning and of designing icebreaker & energizer exercises with a purpose. Here are images from that workshop, offered in fulfillment of the promise I made to all who attended on Saturday, April 12, 2014, to share these posters and my handout in electronic form.

Fig 1 - It's Like Riding a Bike ... This poster was displayed at the entrance to our conference room.

Fig 1 – It’s Like Riding a Bike … This poster was displayed at the entrance to our conference room.

Fig 2 - Topographic Map which served as our  Agenda

Fig 2 – Topographic Map which served as our Agenda

Fig 3 - Get Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Learn)

Fig 3 – Get Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Learn)

Fig 4 - One can climb an Alpine Tower at The EDGE

Fig 4 – One can climb an Alpine Tower at The EDGE

Fig 5 - Elements of a Full Value Commitment

Fig 5 – Elements of a Full Value Commitment

Fig 6 - Challenge by Choice

Fig 6 – Challenge by Choice

Fig 7 - Reinforce 'Challenge by Choice' via a Call and Response

Fig 7 – Reinforce ‘Challenge by Choice’ via a Call and Response

Fig 8 - 'Expedition Thinking' serves as a useful analogy for many teams and groups

Fig 8 – ‘Expedition Thinking’ serves as a useful analogy for many teams and groups

Fig 9 - Don't Forget the Refreshments

Fig 9 – Don’t Forget the Refreshments

Fig 10 - ItsLikeRidingaBike (Handout)

Fig 10 – ItsLikeRidingaBike (Handout)

ItsLikeRidingaBike <= Handout as a PDF-document.

NOTE: Anyone wishing more information about the six team-building activities we did using those STICKS, HOOPS, and a little ROPE should leave a comment here or e-mail John@JohnLesko.Biz

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Sticks, hoops, and some rope;
simple tools needed for growth.
Experience it.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I was sorry to miss IAF and your workshop. What I was most curious about: how best to incorporate into various activities people with disabilities (of any kind)? Did you cover that?

    • See both the poster on “Challenge by Choice” and “Call and Response.” From these we can extrapolate … People with disabilities are able to make decisions as to how “deeply” they will participate. And everyone has the choice and responsibility to determine how others will support them. Hope this helps. JL

  2. John – I was looking for more than that .. more inclusive behaviors that are not totally dependent on the participants. I am never comfortable hoping people will act like those on the plane flying from Sweden or the plane from which all passengers disembarked when a flight attendant was rude to a man who was blind and his service dog! Did you, in this session, have anyone who expressed having a disability? Were there at IAF this year? Thanks.

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