Leadership Inspirations Activities

Putting Up A Fight

An activity where participants explain what they would “put up a fight” for

Duration

20-30 minutes

Team Stage

Storming, Norming

Type Of Activity

Bonding Activity

Materials

None

 

SUMMARY

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.

 

SET UP

  • This activity can be somewhat high risk. Please ensure that your group is comfortable with one another before starting this activity.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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?”

VARIATIONS

  • 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?
  • 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?
So What?

Feedback

  • 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?
Now What?
  • 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?