Leadership Inspirations Activities
Picture perfect! Or is it?
Storming, Norming, Performing
Type Of Activity
Paper and pens
Work with a partner to make a full and complete picture.
- Break everyone in your group up into pairs.
- Have each pair find a spot around the room to sit next to each other.
- Give each pair a piece of paper and two pens.
- Instruct participants that from this point forward there should be no talking.
- Instruct everyone to think of something that they want to draw on their piece of paper. Each partner should decide on something they are going to try to draw.
- Tell the group that the goal of this activity is to draw their picture fully and completely with their partner.
- The participants will not know what their partner is trying to draw.
- Make sure to tell everyone the rules. There are three rules during this activity:
- No talking
- You can only make one drawing motion per turn. A drawing motion is described as a line, stop, or cross.
- For example: A participant can draw a circle or a curved line, but if at any point that curved line comes in contact with another line their turn is over. They also cannot draw a complete triangle because they must stop at a point and change directions.
- The paper with the drawing must be passed to the other participant after each turn.
- Set a time limit. After about 3 minutes, have all participants stop drawing.
- Give everyone a minute or two after the activity to talk about their drawings!
- Make larger groups of 3 or 4 to make this more challenging for participants.
- Try the Drawing Game for a fast paced alternative
SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS
- What was the goal of this activity?
- Did your group do well? What could have improved?
- How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
- How did your group manage conflict that arose?
- What are you currently accountable for as an individual and a group? Who holds you accountable?
- What is effective accountability? Are our methods as a group effective?
- What role do you play in your own accountability and the group accountability?
- Are we the only ones that define our purpose? What or who influences our purpose?
- How do we communicate our purpose to new members or people outside of our group?
- Why is it important that we all understand the purpose of our group/activity/etc.?
- What are the traits that make someone successful on this team? What are the traits that make someone unsuccessful on this team?
- What motivates our group?
- How does our group dynamic affect the way we get work done?
- What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
- What’s one commitment each person can make?
- What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
- How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
- What can you do differently moving forward?