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Life raft

Featured in the Indoor and Outdoor Team Development training manual

By Michèle Barca & Kate Cobb

Category: Team Building

Credit price: 3 download credits (Single user)

To be effective, a team needs to know how to work cohesively, that is, as an efficient, organised whole. In this training activity, the success of the task the group is given depends on their working together cohesively.

You explain that the purpose of this training activity is to explore the concept of team cohesiveness and then brief the team to build a raft and launch it successfully. After the life raft exercise, you lead a debriefing session to consider the issue of team cohesiveness. Participants then work in pairs to explore this issue in their working lives and how they can improve this aspect of their team leading.

Who is it for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to enable participants plan and achieve tasks effectively.

Resource Type:Activity
Min Group Size:10
Max Group Size:16
Typical Duration:02:15:00
No of Pages:13

Resources: View standard resources for Fenman training activities
Additional resources: Materials for building a raft: planks, rubber bands, string, plastic bags, bin bags, plastic drums, canvas, wire, plastic bottles, boxes, cartons, nails, etc.

Purpose: This training activity is intended for use by trainers and can be used in any team-building or team management programme that has access to a safe body of water. It has a serious training point but is also fun! This training activity needs space, is set outdoors, and is particularly appropriate for use on residential courses, in either urban or country settings.

Download the training activity, Life raft as featured in the Fenman training manual; Indoor and Outdoor Team Development