|You’re without sight: Color blind|
|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.
How does a facilitator impart the lessons of trust, teamwork, adherence to instruction and patience to corrections staff? Use the exercise “Color Blind”.
There are very few things needed. Four blindfolds, four coloring books and four small boxes of crayons.
The facilitator also has an index card that says “You cannot tell this to the blindfolded team member”. This is the Direct Order Card.
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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