Outdoor exercise outline nalds 2004 move it


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Outdoor exercise outline nalds 2004 move it

  1. 1. Outdoor Exercise Outline NALDS 2004Move ItLocationMaterial needed Object; rubber band (plus substitutive ones); 5 ropes of 3 m; 10pieces of cords, 30 cm each; tape; piece of wire; two big boxes (siteprepared?)Time schedule 5 min briefing + 20 min action + 25 min debriefingPreparationObjective • Let delegates experience intensely both leading and being lead• Let instructors feel responsibility and the risk of failing at leading• Let workers feel the challenge of complete dependence/beinghelpless•This exercisecontributes to theoverall goal ofNALDS by …• To demonstrate the leadership elements of “participation” in aactivity instead of simply following an instruction.• The power of a vision – being able to describe your vision toothers, so that they collectively act towards its fulfillment.Remarks forfacilitator• Wait out of sight of the exercise!• Ask for two volunteers or let the group choose two instructors.• Let the instructors blindfold the rest of the group.• Take the workers to the exercise-site. Instruct them and then letthem get the workers when they think they need them.• If they drop the object put it back to the starting point.SecurityInstructions• Watch the blindfolded workers, especially when the rubber band isused.• Advise instructors to take care of the security of the blindfolded.• Warning! Delegates, who are blindfolded, often become tired veryquickly, knees & legs hurt, and frustration can grow rapidly. Peoplewith injuries shouldn’t participate.AIESEC in Germany
  2. 2. Outdoor Exercise Outline NALDS 2004ExerciseBriefing Depending on the motor and other skills of the group, the task mightbe rather fast fulfilled – if so, think about time pressure.Instructions toread out – repeatas often asrequired!Read out only to instructors:“Your objective here is to make the workers move the object from thearea it is in right now to the area over there. You, the instructors, arenot allowed to help manually (not even touching the workers) - onlyby talking, screaming etc.Do not drop the object. Dropping means you have to start over fromwhere the exercise begun. No one is allowed to step into the markedarea. Neither the instructors nor the “workers”, no one is allowed totouch the object directly. You have 20 minutes. time starts now.”DebriefingFocus 1: delegationand followers• To the instructors: how did you make the workers work?• To the instructors: how was the strategy developed? In what waywere the workers a part of this strategy?• To the instructors: how did you get the workers into the process?• To the workers: how did you feel being lead? How was your role inthe process? How did you feel waiting for new tasks?• To the workers: How clear was the strategy to you? Did you agreewith it? How did you influence the process?• To the workers: how clear was the information given to you? Howhave you managed to be part of decisions?• To all: how could you improve in reality? Imagine a situationsimilar to this – what would the workers need for better doing thejob? How could the instructors perform in a more effective way?How could the workers facilitate the delegation process.Focus 2: managinglimits• To the instructors: how did the strategy meet the limitation ofworkers being blindfolded? How would you change the strategy?• To the instructors: have you clarified with workers with which tasksthey would feel comfortable? How interfered the limitation of notseeing what they were doing the strategy? With which limitationsin reality would you compare this? How would you deal with itthen?• To the workers: how was the limit of not seeing the site addressedby the instructors?• Has the being blindfolded been dealt with like a fact or like achallenge to overcome? E.g. you try to imagine the site? Did youask the instructors for picturing it?• How clear was the picture you had? How clear could it have been?AIESEC in Germany
  3. 3. Outdoor Exercise Outline NALDS 2004Golden Rule /Key LearningPointAIESEC in Germany