Facilitation and Programming General Sessions

Building (with) Blocks for Leadership Development – FP21

306C RCC February 7, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Matthew Broda
Trevor Dunlap

Let’s revisit a time where screens didn’t obscure our vision; where human interaction wasn’t mediated through posts and qualified by “likes”; where we sat eye-to-eye, connected over the simplest of tools; where friends were made by simply asking, “Wanna play?” Let’s tap into our intra-kindergartner-consciousness and explore the renewed promise of the first teambuilding accessory we ever knew – blocks!

Learning Objectives:

Our primary intention is to expose participants to a wide range of activities and experiences that can be facilitated with simple, readily available materials (in this case, blocks of all types) in an effort to breakdown a reliance on expensive, prepackaged, team development equipment and curricula.

Next, we are hoping to reinforce the power and flexibility of these materials for facilitating deep and meaningful interactions among and between participants and groups. Much of this will be based on the central tenants of play theory and a revisiting of the developmental aspects of interaction.

Finally, we want every participant to be able to leave and immediately implement an idea or experience for the session into their own planning and facilitation practices.