Helping groups become their most effective and productive is a major task for a group leader and facilitator. By immersing group members in active learning experiences that focus on working together to accomplish objectives, group members will learn to draw on their personal insights and integrate this knowledge into practical applications. The New Encyclopedia of Group Activities the sequel to the best-selling encyclopedia that was first published more than a decade ago is an expansive collection of hands-on activities and games that will help you explore the many elements of group process skills. This thoroughly revised and updated resource covers a multitude of content topics that you can use in a variety of group settings. The 150 new activities offer creative exercises that will give you the tools you need to provide appropriate interventions for any group purpose. Whether searching for a serious foundational process activity or for a light transitional learning game, you will find something here to meet your needs. Praise for The New Encyclopedia of Group Activities "A vast collection of excellent team activities, spanning a wide range of topics! You will find great options ...at your fingertips.
" Mel Silberman, author, Active Training and The Best of Active Training "Both new and seasoned training professionals will find The New Encyclopedia of Group Activities to be a great addition to their resource libraries. I find Ms. Ukens' activities to be easy to facilitate and applicable to many different courses and audiences." Madeline Collins, independent performance consultant specializing in teamwork, communication, and customer service training
Lorraine L. Ukens is the owner of Team-ing with Success, an organization specializing in team building and experiential learning. She is the authorof numerous books including What Smart Trainers Know, Energize Your Audience, and Working Together, all from Pfeiffer.
Introduction: Getting the Most from This Resource. Section 1: Group Process. Introduction to Group Process. Alternative Solutions. Anecdotal Appreciation. At the Movies. At Wit's End. Back to the Future. Beam Bounce. Change of Position. Chip In. Coming Together. Communal Cave. Culture Connection. Dingbats. Do or Taboo? Early Dismissal. Final Debriefing. Fit Figure. Full Circle. Gender Bender. Give Me Shelter. Having a Ball. "Hip" Hop. Inner Circle. Inside and Out. Lead On. Lofty Goal. Mad Hatter's "Team" Party. Material Evidence. Mind Mingle. New Twist on Things. Oh, Domino. Oobleck. Organizational Pulse. Our Song. Patent Pending. Personal Links. Piecing It All Together. Rapid Fire. Role Out. Rules. Rummage Sale. Scrambler. Secret Service. Shake It Up. Spin Off. Splits. Style. Taking the Lead. Tale of the Tape. Team Report Card. Where Are You? Why's Guise. Section 2: Task-Oriented Process. Introduction to Task-Oriented Process Animal Appeal. Appearances Can Be Deceiving. Cite Unseen. Close Resemblance. Connectable. Counter Attack. Fab Five. Favorable Outlook. For Shore. Goal Mining. How Sweet It Is! Idea Shuffle. It Figures. It's in the Mail. Making Contact. Mind Benders. Mirror Image. Name Game. On Top of Things. Opposites Attract. Paying Your Dues. Prospect-Us. Rhyme Time. Risky Business. Roman Candles. Team Time. Weekend Getaway. Section 3: Relationship-Oriented Process. Introduction to Relationship-Oriented Process. All Tied Up. At Issue. Big Pushover. Blind Faith. Bouncers. Bumper-Idiom. Button Up. Clash Action. Don't Label Me. Down to Basics. Drawing on the Group. In the Middle. In the Spirit of Things. Mentoring Memoirs. Model Behavior. On the Move. Team Totem. Tear It Up. Three Blind Mice. Trust Bust. What You Herd. Section 4: Communication. Introduction to Communication. Body Basics. Close Calls. Converse Proceedings. Count Down. Dumblelop. Feedback Forum. Fishing for Feedback. Getting the Message Across. Give and Take. Group Assembly. Infomercial. Let Me Show the Way. Listen to Me. Not Me! Otherwise. Perceptual Dimensions. Picture That! Picture This! Positive Charge. Question Mark. Reading Between the Lines. Sounding Board. Sum-Thing. Unspoken Meanings. Section 5: Personal Awareness. Introduction to Personal Awareness. Cross-Circulation. Eye of the Beholder. Going Around in Circles. High Impact. In the Company of ... Keep On Role-ing. Making a Commitment. Me, Myself, and I. Music Box. Pipe Dreams. Point of View. Powers of Observation. Pride and Prejudice. Proverbially Speaking. Search for Tomorrow. Seeing Things My Way 413 Take Flight. Taste of Success. Think About It. To a "T". Top Ten. Toss Away. Turning 21. Value of Work. Value Judgment. Valuing Yourself. Wishing Well. About the Author. How to Use the CD.