since 1.1.11 ... Professional trainers are responsible for managing the content, process and environment of a learning situation.
This blog focuses on games professional trainers, educators even facilitators can play. These games are part of the process element of a learning experience. A game maybe an exercise, illustration, activity or incident used to present or support the trainee's learning.
To demonstrate how good communication can improve results.
1.Start this exercise by asking for a volunteer. Have the volunteer come to the front of the group with you.
2.Have your volunteer stay looking in one direction. Tell them that they are not allowed to turn around. Give them the bag of tennis balls.
3.Place the garbage bin about 10 metres (30 feet) away from them. Try not to put the bin directly behind them, but slightly off centre in either direction.
4.Tell your volunteer that it's their job to throw the tennis balls over their shoulder and gave them land in the bin. Again, tell them that they are not allowed to turn around to see how they are doing. Advice them that they must get at least 3 in the bin to be successful.
5.Let the group know that they can give any verbal directions they feel necessary to help achieve the result.
a) What helped to achieve the goal?
b) What happened to make it more difficult?
c) Did those who gave instructions as well as the 'thrower', feel as though they achieved the goal?
d) How could we get a better or faster result?
e) What does this exercise demonstrate?
f) How does this activity relate to the workplace?
1 large garbage bin ( to throw balls in)
40 tennis balls in a bag or box ( to throw in the garbage bin)
APPROXIMATE TIME REQUIRED
5 -10 minutes
SOURCE Games Trainers Play Outdoors, Gary Kroehnert, McGraw-Hill