Leadership Inspirations Activities

Road Map Game

Collaborate to map out the ideal road trip

Duration

20-30 minutes

Team Stage

Forming, Norming

Type Of Activity

Experiential Activity

Materials

Poster Paper, Markers

 

SUMMARY

Collaborate to map out the ideal road trip and get a better understanding of how groups think, make decisions, and what’s important to them.

 

SET UP

  • Split the group into smaller teams (4-6 total).
  • Give each group some poster paper and colored markers to draw out their roadmap.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Their task to plan a trip around the continental United States that they will take together.
  • It must have 8 stops. They must name the cities, states, and landmarks.
  • It must start on one coast and end on the other.
  • Identify the vehicle to travel in.
  • Name your trip.
  • Everyone in the group must agree on all decisions made.

VARIATIONS

  • To add a level of difficulty, provide groups with a budget to spend!  Starting with just $1 encourages participants to think creatively about how they will make their trip feasible!
  • Change the focus of the activity from a roadmap to another topic. For instance, what would an ideal organization/ business look like if your team was to create and run it? Depict it!

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?

Inclusion and Involvement

  • What does it mean to be inclusive or exclusive?
  • What did we do as a group that was inclusive? That was exclusive/not inclusive?
  • Why is inclusion and involvement important for our group?
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?