YOU ARE HERE: - Free Training Materials

Free Training Resources, Games, Roleplays, Activities & Downloads

Current Articles

Get Updates to Exercise Database by Email  

Decision Making Exercise: Ups and Downs

Decision Making Exercise: Ups and Downs
Exercises, Team Building, Motivation, Decision Making, Personal Impact

Article Rating:::: 29 Ratings :::: Thursday, June 11, 2009
 

Purpose

This activity encourages delegates to think back to their personal experiences in life and share some of their important decisions with their team mates.

Objective

Delegates to record important events in their lives so far and record how their decisions have shaped their lives.

What You Need

  • A sheet of A4 paper for each participant.
  • Pen or pencil for each participant

Setup

  • Divide the group into teams of 3-4 people. Ask each team to sit in a circle, separate from other teams.
  • Explain that each delegate should make a list of all the important events in their lives (both positive and negative) in a chronological order. These events should have been under the control of the individual and doesn’t include natural and uncontrollable accidents.
    • For example a good decision with a positive outcome could be:
      • “I decided to join the junior Badminton club at 12 and played in many innercity and intercity leagues for the next 6 years. My success in Badminton increased my confidence in my physical ability tremendously.”
    • A decision with negative or unsuccessful outcome is:
      • “I started drinking at 14 and it reduced my performance in school considerably”
  • Once everyone has completed their list, delegates in each team are encouraged to share their list with their team mates and explain how they feel about their past choices and experiences.

Timing

Explaining the Test: 5 minutes.

Activity: 10 minutes

Group Feedback: 10 minutes.

Discussion

How do delegates feel about their past decisions? How important is it to make decisions quickly and effectively and how can this habit affect your life? Looking at your list, is there anything that you could have done differently to change your experiences?



Post Rating

Did You Find This Useful?

If you did, then please help others benefit from this too:

     
 Subscribe to Skills Converged   1. Receive updates to exercise database by Email.  
 Like Facebook   2. Like this training resource on Facebook.
 Circle Skills Converged   3. Share on Google Plus.
 Tweet Trainig Resources   4. Tweet this training resource
 Share Linkedin   5. Share this training resource on Linkedin
     


Comments

There are currently no comments, be the first to post one.

Post Comment

Name (required)

Email (required)

Website

CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above:

Rate = 2.83 out of 5 :::: 29 Ratings.

START HERE

Full Index of Training Exercises 

Browse the collection of 500+ exercises divided into 7 main groups. 

Download Free Exclusive Training Resources and Join Our Mailing List:

Train the Trainer Book

Train the Trainer - Book Front Cover

Available on Kindle and as Paperback

Train the Trainer Self Study Course

Body Language Guide

Free Giveaway Training Resources

Download a free comprehensive training package including training guidelines, soft skills training activities, assessment forms and useful training resources that you can use to enhance your courses.

Download Free Training Marterials