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Push Sticks (Partner)

Push Sticks uses long poles held between the hands of participants to practice active listening, collaboration, and responsiveness. It can be done in partners or as an entire group, and demonstrates the sometimes competing needs of individuals and teams....

Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation helps participants celebrate and reflect the best in each other, as they give and receive standing ovations and share positive qualities they see in each other. This can be done with strangers or folks who know each other well, and delivers a big boost of energy and celebration....

Push Sticks (Whole group)

Push Sticks uses long poles held between the hands of participants to practice active listening, collaboration, and responsiveness. It can be done in partners or as an entire group, and demonstrates the sometimes competing needs of individuals and teams....

Colombian Hypnosis

Colombian Hypnosis comes from the work of Augusto Boal and Theatre of the Oppressed. It is a simple and profound embodied activity that can shed light on the breakdown of communication and empathy that happens when hierarchical organizations scale and fall into silos....

Stick in the Mud

Stick in the Mud is a safer and more accessible twist on the classic trust fall. Done in small groups, it can be practiced virtually anywhere and gives participants a visceral experience of both giving and receiving trust, and what it means to be trustworthy....

Sensitivity Line

Sensitivity Line is a storytelling exercise that increases presence, active listening and communication as participants collaboratively and spontaneously tell a story together. The performance element elevates the experience and brings a higher sense of commitment....

Story Spine

Story Spine is a simple storytelling framework that makes it easy for anyone to tell a well-rounded story with a dramatic arc. It's a great exercise for illustrating a turning point, having participants share more about their personal history, or creating the vision for a compelling future....

Collaborative Poems

Collaborative Poems are a sweet and creative way to help groups collaborate and have fun through writing. This exercise can be a great closing activity and the prompt can be themed to give more meaning to the context of your gathering. This is best done with smaller circles of 4-8 people....

Paper Telephone

Paper Telephone is a twist on the classic game of telephone, and represents what is said on paper through words and drawings. It is a great exercise to practice communication and increase empathy around misunderstandings, while being super fun and entertaining in the process....

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping is a fast way to encourage a culture of creativity and innovation, as participants generate a new invention in the moment and bring it to life on paper. This can be done at a meeting or around a conference room table, and it's always fun to see what people come up with!...