An introduction to the Clarify Your Goal game


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This is an introduction to Clarify, the game that helps you clarify important goals. It is part of the three game suite of the Game of Games, which also includes the JumpStart Game and the Game of Games. This presentation was originally given at the 21st Century Learning & Sharing online conference in March 2010.

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An introduction to the Clarify Your Goal game

  1. 1. An Introduction To Clarify<br />A Game for Helping You Chart New Directions<br />Angelo John Lewis<br />21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success!Spring Online Conference 2010<br />
  2. 2. What I Want to Share:<br />
  3. 3. Conventional Attitudes About Games/Play<br />Games are trivial: “wasteof time”<br />Play is for children/work is foradults<br />Games have no role in learning/education<br />
  4. 4. But Even Simple Games Are Useful…<br />
  5. 5. Let’s Play a Mini-Versionon Elluminate<br />Participants Choose Meaningful Aspiration<br />Teams Form – Choose Among Aspirations<br />Best “SMART” Goal<br />Goal Most Members Can Embrace<br />Teams Share Each Goal with Larger Group<br />Teams Reform Create Clarified Goal and Possible Next Step<br />Teams Share Clarified Goals with Large Group<br />Debrief Activity<br />
  6. 6. Use S.M.A.R.T Goals<br /><ul><li>Specific (Stretching, Significant)
  7. 7. Measurable (Meaningful,Motivational, Manageable
  8. 8. Attainable (Action-oriented,Ambitious)
  9. 9. Realistic (Results-focused/Results-oriented)
  10. 10. Tangible (Time-Specific, Trackable)</li></li></ul><li>“Experiential Games to Help Players Realize Goals”<br />
  11. 11. Common Denominators<br />Goal implementation environment<br />Individual and group coaching Tool<br />Project management platform for virtual teams<br />
  12. 12. “Clarify”<br />Focuses on the most critical part of the goal achievement process: the beginning<br />Played over a 3-4 day period via email, internet discussion board, concluding teleconference<br />Takes players a minimum of three hours total to play<br />You help others, while others help you<br />Best player wins a prize.<br />
  13. 13. More Information About Clarify<br /><ul><li>Requirements
  14. 14. A personal or professional goal or project you wish to explore
  15. 15. Willingness to give feedback on others’ goals
  16. 16. Willingness to play (estimated time: 3+hours over a three day period)</li></li></ul><li>Game Instructions<br />Day One<br />Write in three sentences of less a description of a personal or professional goal or project you wish to explore <br />Post it in the Clarify discussion board space<br />Look for instructions in your e-mail box<br />> More><br />
  17. 17. Day One-Day Three<br />Follow the instructions on giving and receiving feedback<br />Post your feedback by the end of Day Two<br />Respond to your feedback<br />Vote for what you feel is the MOST CLEARLY DEFINED GOAL of ALL PLAYERS in the game<br />Participate in the Day Three conference call. Winner receives a special prize – a transferable gift certificate for the next round of Clarify<br />Game Instructions (continued)<br />
  18. 18. Want More Info? Wanna Play?<br />Sign up for the Conference Game <br />Strictly limited to 8 players<br />Or<br />Or write me at<br />For Game Dates:<br />See the schedule at<br />
  19. 19. Questions/Comments???<br /><br />