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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 17 Tips for trainers


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 17 Tips for trainers saboteur Alan Margolis Purpose Comments · To show how communication and group Discussion after this exercise is essential. To work can be easily disrupted; establish a group norm, it is necessary to get · To create a group norm about sabotage participants to reflect on how they felt. and strategies to deal with it; and, · As an energiser and equalizer. "What was it like to be a saboteur or be sabotaged?" Time "Did you find it easy or difficult to disrupt the conversation?" 15 minutes or longer, depending on the length Then ask everyone to call out the different of feedback. types of saboteur and put these on a flipchart sheet. Examples include: interruptions with Materials answers/questions, joking, rudeness, silent, taking over with enthusiasm and physical Groups of three chairs. distraction by fidgeting. Steps to follow Then ask the participants to reflect on ways to deal with such sabotage, i.e. sabotaging the saboteurs. The participants are divided into groups of three. Each sub-group is divided into three "How have you or could you deal with roles: the speaker, the listener and the saboteurs?" saboteur. The speaker and listener face ...

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