|By Joe Bouchard|
The following is an installment in "The Bouchard 101", a series featuring "Ice Breaker's" designed to promote training awareness and capabilities in the corrections industry.
I am not sure of the origin of this exercise, but it is an effective team building endeavor. All you will need is a roll of tape and twelve sheets of typing paper for each team. Divide the class into teams of no fewer than three per team.
Options: Team captains can be selected and they in turn can select their teams. However, the facilitator, once the teams are in place, can move the captains to another team to mix things up a bit.
When each team is assembled, distribute the materials and give guidelines.
Joe Bouchard is a Librarian employed with the Michigan Department of Corrections and a collaborator with The International Association of Correctional Training Personnel (IACTP). He is also the author of “IACTP’s Corrections Icebreakers: The Bouchard 101, 2014”. The installments in this series include his opinions. The agency for which he works is not in any way responsible for the content or accuracy of this material, and the views are those of the contributor and not necessarily those of the agency. While some material is influenced by other works, all of the icebreakers have been developed by Joe Bouchard.
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