With Mia's permission (thanks Mia!!) I took the information from her inforgraphic and created a set of 24 printable/usable cards for face-to-face group work.Below is the PDF download of cards and a working list of ideas for how we could use them.
Each card has a team building related term along with a suggestion as to it's meaning (other meanings can be used as well). Here are the 24 terms included: Set Rules, Try, Scrap, Offer, Open, Suggest, Help, Relax, Team Build, Contact, Listen, Engage, Acknowledge, Ask, Discuss, Share, Party, Complement, Forgive, Appoint, Cooperate, Privacy, Dispute, Feedback. There are some interesting terms here with a wide variety of meanings - check out the cards for more.
Spread out the cards on the floor or a table and provide one of the following prompts:
- Find a card/term that represents something important to you about team building.
- What card/term might help us through our current situation?
- Use a term in a sentence that will help us to be a better team.
- Choose a card/term that represents something we do well as a team.
- Together let's choose three cards we can agree to work on for the next week.
As the group facilitator, choose ten cards/terms from the deck that you believe/feel the group can benefit from and lay them out on the floor or table. Then, ask the group to rank the cards in order of importance to them. This might be a challenging process so be flexible with the outcome.
Lay all the cards face down on the floor or table and have participants choose one at random and then talk about why they think this card was meant to be picked up (like a Fortune Cookie) at the particular time - how might it be relevant to the group in the moment?
Let us know how you end up using the cards and how it went for you! Leave a Comment below.
All the best,
Chris Cavert, Ed.D.