Student Life Consultants is pleased to announce a new staff development activity kit that is now available for purchase. The delegation activity kit comes complete with enough materials to facilitate a delegation exercise for 50 – 75 individuals. This is an excellent leadership activity to have for training staff and / or organization members on how to follow directions, delegate projects, or explain tasks in a more effective manner. The activity allows your participants to take turns delegating instructions to one another in attempt to successfully construct a pattern illustrated on the activity cards with a time limit and without actually showing the card to their partner. Additionally, the partner giving the instructions should not see the progress of their partner until after time is called. With six different patterns, each partner would be able to made three patterns each – one describing the pattern while the other builds it. One variation of the activity includes having a third partner in each group to simply observe and share observations during discussion afterward.
While you may think that this is simple enough, and all of the groups would get the pattern completed correctly every time, inevitably, the activity demonstrates confusion, frustration, and a lack of shared understanding among various groups. Of course, some sets of partners get it perfect. This dynamic allows the training facilitator to discuss effective communication. Partners who easily made the shapes can share strategies that allowed them to complete the task. Additionally, those who did not can share what was confusing and how they changed tactics in order to become more successful. The training facilitator can continue the conversation by discussing communication strategies specific to their particular organization.
Kit benefits and features include:
- “Ready-made” activity with all of the necessary materials for 50 – 75 participants
- A laminated “Delegation Tips for Effective Leaders” sheet that can be photocopied and shared
- Activity variant suggestions so you can customize to suit the needs of your group
- Individual resealable bags for each group of cubes, card sets, and the overall kit for easy clean up and storage
The kit comes complete with all materials to manage the actual delegation activity, including six packs of block pattern cards (i.e. 25 cards in each pack), and 25 packs of plastic cubes, which the groups will use to build the shapes illustrated on the activity cards. The kit is $24.99 plus shipping & handling. You can purchase the kit by clicking HERE to go to our online store. We can also provide an invoice and / or purchase order for those organizations who have various purchasing policies requiring it or do not permit you to purchase online with a credit card. Simply write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you. Please ask us about bulk rates as well.
Please note: the kit comes with more materials than pictured and includes a plastic storage bag; the photo is for display purposes only.