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  1. 1. PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT GAMES Personality development games are a means to practise the subject-matter of a personality development training in an intensive and realistic manner. Actually it is a kind of role-playing game. The participants form the team of a institution and they take all associated decisions. They may for instance decide on the mission and goal of their team.. The Personality development Game was built to allow managers that hands-on opportunity to practice strategies in a fun, friendly, competitive, and enjoyable atmosphere. The Personality development Game sharpens skills around coaching for a specific performance gap, a values misalignment, and employee development. The "friendly competition" allows for individual and team winners. An environment where everybody has the guts to experiment with his/her new skills. Yes, we even encourage to test the limits and take some calculated risks. Knowing your own limitations and those of your environment makes it possible to take your decisions in a more responsible manner. This will eventually result in a more creative working method, pro-active behaviour, improved cooperation and a stronger team spirit. The game focusses on practising these skills in a playful manner. By doing, experimenting and experiencing, such skills are acquired in a more lasting manner than with a classical training. Adaptations to this concept and programming to your own situation are of course possible. THE PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT GAME helps participants:
  2. 2.  Learn how to develop a diverse group of students.  Realize the effect of setting expectations and on-going coaching  Practice interactions with a student while taking their behavioral style into account  Learn how to manage a values misalignment in the team  Improve communication skills.  Discover the difference between directed and guided feedback and when to use each  Evaluate job candidates on the right selection criteria  Create action plans for a high-performer and a low-performer Skills acquired by PDP Games: 1.Communication skills 2.Behavioral skills 3.Interpersonal skills 4.Memory skills 5.Interactive skills 6.Team building skills 7.Conflict management skills 8.Problem solving skills 9.Decision making skills 10.Analytical skills 11.Participative skills 12.Presentation skills 13.Innovating skills
  3. 3. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Every individual needs to be well equipped with the tools to communicate effectively, whether it is on the personal front, or at work. In fact, according to the management gurus, being a good communicator is half the battle won. After all, if one speaks and listens well, then there is little or no scope for misunderstanding. Thus, keeping this fact in mind, the primary reasons for misunderstanding is due to inability to speak well, or listen effectively. Communication skills is the set of skills that enables a person to convey information so that it is received and understood. Communication Skills GAME 1: The "Um" Game Equipment: A small bag of random familiar items Objective: concentration, listening skills, promote use of vocabulary Description: Sitting in a circle have each student take turns describing an item given to them from the bag. The student then has one minute to describe the item. If the student says the word "Um', pauses for more than five seconds, or uses another word such as "and" or "so", they will sit down and wait until the next round to participate. If the student is sucessful at descrbing the item he/she will receive a point. Peers will be encouraged to raise their hands if they here "Um" or count five seconds of silence. TEAM BUILDING SKILLS Team building refers to a wide range of activities, presented to businesses, schools, sports teams, religious or nonprofit organizations designed for improving team performance. Team building is pursued via a variety of practices, and can range from simple bonding exercises to complex simulations and multi-day team building retreats designed to develop a team (including group assessment and group- dynamic games), usually falling somewhere in between. Team-building exercises consist of a variety of tasks designed to develop group members and their ability to work together effectively. There are many types of team building activities that range from kids games to games that involve novel complex tasks and are designed for specific needs. There are
  4. 4. also more complex team building exercises that are composed of multiple exercises such as ropes courses, corporate drumming and exercises that last over several days. The purpose of team building exercises is to assist teams in becoming cohesive units of individuals that can effectively work together to complete tasks. CREATIVITY SKILLS GAME 2: “SEA IF WE CAN FIND THE ERRORS” PURPOSE: To provide an exercise that challenges participants to think creatively. TIME REQUIRED: 10 minutes THE EXERCISE IN ACTION: Allow people to work individually to find the errors in following statement. “You may not belief that there are six errers in this short paragraph. Studi the paragraph carefully. You can reed it as many times as necessary. Don’t give up too easily. See if you can find all of them” Most participants will find five but few will ever find the sixth.The sixth is simply that there are only five errors(so its an error to say there are six).The exercise points out how we often tink inflexibly and fail to consider all the options when problem solving. GAME 3: PLAYING THE NUMBERS PURPOSE: To engage participants in a creative exercise after a break or lunch. TIME REQUIRED: 10 minutes THE EXERCISE IN ACTION: Here’s a quick exercise you can use after lunch or break.Place these numbers on a chart or white board. 8, 11, 15, 5, 14, 1, 7, 6, 10, 13, 3, 12, 2 Tell the participants, ”You are seeing all the numbers from 1 to 15 with the exception of 4 and 9.Your task is to decide why the numbers are arranged in this sequence, then put the missing numbers in their proper places”
  5. 5. Take the test yourself right now. After you have made your decision,turn this page upside down for the correct answer. ANSWER: The numbers are listed alphabetically. GAME 4: ”30 SECONDS” PURPOSE: To quickly energize and challenge participants. TIME REQUIRED: 30 seconds for each individual. THE EXERCISE IN ACTION: Here the trainer chooses a topic and challenges participants to list as many titles as they can from this category. For example, things used in cooking, type of fruits, vegetables etc.. Highest total achieved by the person will be consider as the winner. GAME 4: INTERVIEWS PURPOSE: To demonstrate the dynamics of listening and memory skills. TIME REQUIRED: 10 to 15 minutes THE EXERCISE IN ACTION: Here one person is interviewed for five minutes on a specific topic by a team of three people, while another team of three listens to the questions and answers. At the end of the time, the “listening” team must recap what the interviewee has said in three sentences. The team asking the questions scores the other team on the accuracy of its recap. Teams are then rotated so that the listeners become the interviews, and new interviewees and topics are chosen. The team with the highest total wins. GAME 5: THE NAME GAME PURPOSE: To get small groups thinking together and creatively solving tough problems. TIME REQUIRED: 20 minutes MATERIALS REQUIRED: A flip chart with the alphabet displayed vertically in advance by the trainer. THE EXERCISE IN ACTION: Display a prepared flipchart page with the alphabet written vertically by a trainer. Ask the participants to share a random sample sentence from a news paper or other piece of written material and spells out the sentence vertically next to the alphabet, creating random pairs of letters, stopping the process when 26th letter of the sentence matches the letter “z”. The groups are then asked to come up wit names of famous people that match the random initials.
  6. 6. EXAMPLE: ( “NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY”) A N AN=ALFRED NOBEL B O C W D I E S F . .. … … … Z T GAME 7: TEAM ROLE PLAYS PURPOSE: To introduce a sense of team work into role plays TIME REQUIRED: 10 to 20 minutes THE EXERCISE IN ACTION: Divide the participants into two groups of five participants each. Group A members are all given the first half of a role play to read, and Group B members are given the other half of the same role play. One manager from each sits at a desk or table and begins the role play, with the other four managers from each group lined up behind that person. At any point, the participant from either team in the role plays can reach behind and touch any of the other participants who are standing behind them. At that point, the touched team member steps forward and continues the role play. The exercise is effective because all participants need to stay attentive so that they are prepared to jump in. GAME 8: ICE BREAKERS Icebreakers can play an important role in helping young people integrate and connect with one another in a group environment. Icebreakers can also enhance your teaching by helping to stimulate cooperation and participation. They can provide positive momentum for small group study and discussion by: Helping a new group get to know one another.
  7. 7. Helping new members to integrate into a group. Helping young people feel comfortable together. Encouraging cooperation. Encouraging listening to others. Encouraging working together. Encouraging young people to break out of their cliques. Developing social skills. Building a rapport with leaders. Creating a good atmosphere for learning and participation. GAME : GROUP BUILDERS PURPOSE: To introduce a sense of team work TIME REQUIRED: 10 to 20 minutes THE EXERCISE IN ACTION:REAKERS? The leader begins by saying the name of any country, city, river, ocean or mountain that can be found in an atlas. The young person next to him must then say another name that begins with the last letter of the word just given. Each person has a definite time limit (e.g. three seconds) and no names can be repeated. For example - First person: London, Second Person: Niagara Falls, ThirdPerson: Switzerland GAME 9: TALL STORIES PURPOSE: To introduce a sense of team work and concentrating on communication skills. TIME REQUIRED: 20 minutes THE EXERCISE IN ACTION: The leader starts a story with a sentence that ends in SUDDENLY. The next person then has to add to the story with his own sentence that ends in SUDDENLY. Continue the story until everyone has contributed. The story becomes crazier as each young person adds their sentence. Tape it and play it back. For example; ' Yesterday I went to the zoo and was passing the elephant enclosure when
  8. 8. SUDDENLY.....' GAME 10: WORD LINK PURPOSE: To emphasize the importance of listening, easy to follow directions. TIME REQUIRED: 20 minutes THE EXERCISE IN ACTION: This is a word association game. Ask the group to sit in a circle. The first person starts with any word they wish i.e. red. The next person repeats the first word and adds another word which links to the first i.e. tomato. The next person repeats the previous word and add another word link i.e. soup, and so on. To keep this moving, only allow five seconds for each word link.