Leadership Inspirations Activities
Road Map Game
Collaborate to map out the ideal road trip
Type Of Activity
Poster Paper, Markers
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.
- Split the group into smaller teams (4-6 total).
- Give each group some poster paper and colored markers to draw out their roadmap.
- 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.
- 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 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?
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?
- 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?