Leadership Inspirations Activities
The group explores their values and ethics interactively
Storming, Norming, Performing
Type Of Activity
Bonding Activity, Experiential Activity
Create a space where your group can show their opinions without having talking at all. Have them move around the room and represent their opinions of controversial topics and subjects.
- Create four posters with the following titles: Agree, Disagree, Strongly Agree, Strongly Disagree.
- Put up one poster in each corner of the room.
- Designate the four corners of the room as follows: agree, disagree, strongly agree, and strongly disagree.
- Make up questions with varying risk and have group members stand where their opinions are, without speaking.
- Here are some question ideas:
- Leaders should be role models at all times, no matter what.
- Everyone should be involved in our activities
- If the person being bullied isn’t my friend, I don’t have to get involved.
- I think leadership is something everyone should be able to take part in.
- I feel like a true member of this group/I feel valued in this group.
- I am my authentic self here.
- Have them process questions depending on risk level.
- Safety: This can be emotionally charged, so be ready to process those feelings. Remind them of their groundrules at the beginning to create a safe space and refer back to them as necessary.
- If you are leading this activity outside, use tape, chalk, or cones to designate the four corners.
- Instead of using 4 corners, only use 2 sides within the room to create a different contrast.
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?
- 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 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?