By the end of the module, participants shall be able to:
- get to know one another; and,
- level off on personal expectations.
This module has two sessions, namely:
- Session 1: Getting To Know You
- Activities consists of fun-filled introductions and games for participants
to get to know one another and to set the atmosphere of the training.
- Session 2: Expectations Check
- It consists of a single activity to discuss and process personal
expectations of the participants.
Session 1: Getting-to-Know-You
Activity 1: "Paired Introductions"
Materials Needed: "ball" ( a pair of socks made into a ball)
- Divide participants into pairs. Each person will talk for a few minutes
with her/his partner; then each introduces their partner to the big group.
- Ask people to form a circle and have each one throw the "ball"
to each other, calling out their name as they do so.
- When everyone has called their name thrice, ask them to throw the "ball"
to each other naming the person to whom they are throwing it.
1. Ask everyone to say one short phrase summing up their feelings about
Activity 2: "The Longest Line"
Materials Needed: personal things worn by the participants
- Divide participants into two groups. Ask each group to make a line
using parts of their bodies and personal belongings that they are wearing.
- Announce that the group with the longest line wins.
- Ask how they feel about the activity.
- For the winner, ask how they won the game.
Session 2: "Expectations Check"
Activity 1: "Personal Expectations"
Materials Needed: strips of paper (lengthwise of a bond paper)
- Divide participants into groups (with 5 members). Distribute slips of
paper to each participant.
- Ask each participant to answer the following:
- What do I want to get from this training?
- What can I contribute to make this training effective and successful?
- What do I expect from the facilitators?
- What do I expect from other participants?
- Present the rules in answering the guide questions:
- Write key words only.
- For each answer, write in a slip of paper.
- Words must be written in big letters and visible to the people at the
farthest end of the room.
- Ask each group to share individual expectations. For every group,
summarized expectations will be posted on the board and will be shared by a
group member in the plenary.
- Cluster expectations into 4 columns based on the 4 guide questions.
Eliminate answers that appear more than once.
- Present the objectives of the training. One by one, process each
expectation to identify those which can be met by the training and those which
cannot be met.
- Discuss with the participants on what actions to take to address those
expectations that cannot be met by the training.
- Present the proposed training schedule. Together with the participants,
discuss and make an agreement on the time to start and end the daily sessions.
- Present houserules, if any. Establish host teams for the entire