Juan Daniel Sobrado

Who are you? The pirate ship exercise (dinámica del barco pirata)

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This an easy but powerful exercise to open a meeting or session and get participants to reflect on their attitudes or feelings about a topic, in the organization, team, or in the project.

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Goal

- Reflect individually or/and as a group about our role and attitudes in an organization, a team, or in a project.

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    Instructions

    - Show participants the image of the ship. If you are running an online meeting you can just share your screen and show the image.  

    - Invite each participant to reflect on which person in the picture best represents them in relation to the topic. 

    - Ask participants to share (for example in the chat) the number of the perso who represents them and explaining in a sentence why.

    - Debrief with the group.


    This exercise can be also used as an icebreaker to start conversations. For example, you could ask "Which character in the image best represents you in relation to online training? Why? Put your answer in the chat".

    Background

    I drew the picture of the ship again starting from this image I found on the Internet: https://thinkingforthechange.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/20130215-183845.jpg 

    Source: learninglegendario.com

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    • Brilliant! Thanks Juan, I will use this in a workshop tomorrow. My question will be "Which person best represents how you feel about your role in the youth sector in our region?"

      28 days ago
    • Which picture represents how you feel about starting a new school year? Love this activity and image.

      3 months ago
    • Hi Mike. You are right. Probably noone chooses 15,17,18 or 20 for themselves but they do to point others. You can also reflect as a group what behaviours do you see in others in relation with the work or project.

      9 months ago
    • This is great! I can definitely see using this to begin a conversation with an intact team about alignment, particularly in the context of a 5 Behaviors workshop or the start of a project.

      9 months ago
    • Would love to hear some of the ways others debrief this activity. I'm planning on using it for a senior leadership energizer, but can't imagine that anyone would choose some of these people in the picture (for example, 15, 17, 18, or 20). Is there additional information on what each person in the picture represents?

      9 months ago