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Delegation - Sink or Swim (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To introduce participants to the subject of delegation.
• To explore what constitutes effective and ineffective delegation.
• To consider best practice when delegating.
• To identify some pitfalls to avoid when delegating.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 40 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To introduce participants to the subject of delegation.
• To explore what constitutes effective and ineffective delegation.
• To consider best practice when delegating.
• To identify some pitfalls to avoid when delegating.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Team leaders and managers.

You'll Need:
• To ensure that participants have a number of sheets of blank A4 paper.
• You’ll also need to ensure participants can receive and open the briefs with the instructions for the task when you send it to them. As a contingency, ensure you have each participant’s email address so that the files can be sent that way if necessary.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Dinner Party Mayhem - Managing Other Teams (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 75 minutes.

Aims:
• To create a situation where participants from one team have to manage/oversee the work of another involved in the same project, whilst completing their own tasks.
• To test leadership, information gathering and listening skills.
• To consider the pros and cons of different management approaches, particularly in times of change.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 45 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 75 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To create a situation where participants from one team have to manage/oversee the work of another involved in the same project, whilst completing their own tasks.
• To test leadership, information gathering and listening skills.
• To consider the pros and cons of different management approaches, particularly in times of change.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• Please note that this activity uses the ability to leave breakout rooms and return to the main session available in Zoom, and the host’s ability to move people between breakout rooms. You may need to adapt this exercise if using a different system with different functionality.

Notes:
As well as useful in programs concerned with project management and change, this exercise can also be used as a general communication exercise, or in training concerned with internal customer care.

You will need between 4 and 12 participants for this exercise.

It can be helpful to have a co-host for this activity, though it’s not essential.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Feelings Towards Change (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 25 minutes.

Aims:
• To explore your participants’ response to change and the factors that drive it.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 10 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 25 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To explore your participants’ response to change and the factors that drive it.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• To prepare the two polls described in advance of the training session.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Polls/Quizzes (essential).

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The Pets' Meeting - Chairing Effective Meetings (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To identify key learning points for running effective meetings.
• To identify strategies for managing difficult behaviours in meetings.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To identify key learning points for running effective meetings.
• To identify strategies for managing difficult behaviours in meetings.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s not suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Anyone being asked to chair a meeting, who might be concerned about how to manage difficult or challenging behaviours.

You'll Need:
• The Activity Links and your unique PIN.

Notes:
This exercise is based around a silly, but fun story that makes a lot of important points about effective meetings. It might not be appropriate for all participant groups, but if you’re looking for something fun, imaginative and involving, this could be the exercise for you! It can be used to review learning, or to test participants’ existing knowledge about how to facilitate effective meetings.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Polls/Quizzes (not required).
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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Trouble at the Inn - Managing Poor Performance (R)

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 90 minutes.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to consider different approaches to improving poor performance, and the relative merits of those different approaches.
• To encourage participants to think about appropriate timescales over which they might expect to improve performance and standards.
• To consider the implications of not taking action to improve poor performance.

About

Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 60 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 90-120 minutes for this module (see notes).

Aims:
• To encourage participants to consider different approaches to improving poor performance, and the relative merits of those different approaches.
• To encourage participants to think about appropriate timescales over which they might expect to improve performance and standards.
• To consider the implications of not taking action to improve poor performance.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 12 participants. It’s also suitable for 1-1 training.

Useful For:
Managers, or those who soon will be.

You'll Need:
To decide how to run this module. You can:
• Set the assignment as a pre-training task to be completed by each team or individual. (We’ve provided suggested wording to use in an email to brief team members/individuals on their task.)
• Run the whole session in real time with a break between the activity and debrief.

Notes:
There are two different versions of the team brief for this exercise.

For junior managers we recommend using version 1, which contains a list of actions that the managers could consider when dealing with the issues of poor performance.

For more experienced managers, we recommend using version 2, which does not provide any clues about the type of action they could take and encourages them to come up with their own solutions.

This module is ideally suited for inclusion in training around managing change.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
Remote Delivery requires a system that as an absolute minimum provides the following functionality:
• Face-to-face discussion.
• Share screen.
• Chat.
• Share files.

In addition, we strongly recommend using a system that provides for:
• Breakout Rooms (required).

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