Leadership Inspirations Activities
Putting Up A Fight
An activity where participants explain what they would “put up a fight” for
Type Of Activity
This activity helps participants reflect on and understand what is important to them. Participants will have a chance to explain what they will put up a fight for.
- This activity can be somewhat high risk. Please ensure that your group is comfortable with one another before starting this activity.
- Go around the group and have participants answer: “What is something you have that you would put up a serious fight for–even risk your life for–if someone tried to take it away?” (This can be a material thing, like a gold chain, or something intangible, like a good reputation.)
- Then ask: “Why is this important to you?”
- You can ask the question in many different ways such as, “What is something that you value more than anything else?”
- You can also do this activity in smaller groups or pairs.
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?
- Why is feedback important? What kind of feedback is important?
- What does constructive/effective feedback look like?
- How did positive/negative/or no feedback affect your success?
- 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?