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Voluntary Board of Directors - 90 minute session

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The question was posted by Daryl on 02/03/2018 21:18:22

Hi everyone, just been asked to work with a voluntary board of directors (20)for a very short 90 minute session. They are all pretty new to one another, and not really puling together yet. Only a few are contributing to the Board. They are all professional folks, giving of their time voluntarily to build a youth development project. Any simple suggestions for better collaboration, sharing individual skills etc?

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Thanks Jenny - all good!
Hi Daryl, are you still looking for help with this?

Warm Wishes,
Hi Daryl - that sounds like an interesting challenge. We have quite a few options in the library that would help with this (particularly in the Team Building Games) but given the size of the group and the duration of the session, the ones that particularly come to mind are:

The Department Game ( looks at the importance of working together for the benefit of the organisation and how easy it is to get caught up with our own priorities.

Letters Solve a Problem ( explores what happens when we are trying to complete a task with people who might have different priorities/calls on their time.

Remote Teams ( this is a great challenge for a team of this size. It is a real test of their ability to work together, communicate and avoid duplication of effort.

Jack Fruggle's Treasure ( is another game with a competitive element and requires a team to allocate tasks based on abilities, get the details right, but also keep an eye on the bigger picture.

Pairs ( this is an interesting challenge and explores participants commitment and ability to work together.

The Wheel ( is an opportunity to experience the importance of working together.

I hope that these ideas help, Daryl. Please let me know if I can help any further.

Kind regards



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