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Outdoor exercise outline nalds 2004 blind fly
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  • 1. Outdoor Exercise Outline NALDS 2004Blind FlyLocationMaterial needed Site is prepared. See if “goal” is recognisable from far. Rope isavailable, length about 10 m. Group may use to keep together.Time schedule 5 min briefing + 10 min planning + 15 min action + 20 min debriefingPreparationObjective • Delegates are to stuck together all the exercise long – dependenton each other, while nobody knowing actually what way is right.• Delegates have to agree on a way by intuition –no splitting possible.• Delegates have to keep the goal in mind all way long, withoutknowing if still on track.• Delegates have to decide if to keep the strategyThis exercisecontributes to theoverall goal ofNALDS by …• …by demanding Leadership and “Followership”• …by addressing the team-management in “off-track”-situations• …by demanding the will to principally continue even when off-trackRemarks forfacilitator• Walk with them quietly to warn them whenever there is a danger.• After 15 min of walking, you say: “STOP, please point with yourhand to the direction you think the goal is, then open your eyes.”The goal is only seen from the line, not from the starting point.• If you want to warn the moving group on small trees, bushes orother stuff speak of an “object” or “obstacle” –to not confuse them.SecurityInstructions• As always when delegates blindfolded: watch their movements,warn them, if necessary.• Watch the ground, if wet, stony, obstacles etc.• If groups walks into obstacles: say “STOP” and help person infront to find back to the way.• Support them when surpassing difficult obstacles.AIESEC in Germany
  • 2. Outdoor Exercise Outline NALDS 2004ExerciseBriefing forFacilitatorBe ready for a lot of confusion – the way may look easier than it is.Spend a lot of attention on inner group communication, between frontand back of the group.Watch planning process!Timing: 10 min of planning = 3 min watching (whenever they want) +remaining 7 min; only 15 min. walking.Instructions toread out – repeatas often asrequired!• “The task of the group is to reach the goal in 15 min.• You have to walk together (for example by grabbing the hands)and the task is fulfilled, as soon as the whole team has reachedthe goal.• You will start walking from the starting-zone.• For preparation you are allowed to go to the line for a maximum of3 minutes.• Then return to the starting zone – you have now seven minutesleft before you need to start walking blindfolded.”Golden Rule /Key LearningPointAIESEC in Germany
  • 3. Outdoor Exercise Outline NALDS 2004DebriefingFocus 1: teamwork • How did you establish a common strategy? How did you agree?• How did you handle upcoming stress?• How was communication run during the walk? Was everybodyheard? Which communication standards did you keep?• Where there roles in the group? Did somebody take the lead?Why did you follow? How were others involved?• How did you feel while walking? How was the trust towards thegroup? What did you do to create trust?• How important was the group in relation to the strategy?• How was the cohesion in the group? Did you follow byconsensus? How was trust in the established strategy?Focus 2: planning • How did you plan? Which milestones did you establish?• How did you measure your progress towards the goal?• How did you deal with the little preparation?• Which were the biggest difficulties you faced? How did you dealwith them?• Which situations in reality do you know were you also have a fargoal, but few helps to keep direction?AIESEC in Germany