Final Copy of CO workshops

Final Copy of CO workshops - Conference I nt roduction...

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Unformatted text preview: Conference I nt roduction (Ben) Paper throw Everyone grab a piece of paper and a pen from your table. Take a second an write down your position on your team. Now everyone take that piece of paper in your right hand. Crumple it up in the smallest ball possible. And on the count of 3, everyone is going to throw their positions into this trash can. We had everyone do this because today, positions do not matter. Titles do not matter. Sitting here in this room today are teams; Teams of strong, independent leaders. This year, you have been told that it is your job to influence the members of your chapters and communities and serve as role models for what members and future agricultural leaders should look like. The best way to start doing this is through teamwork. (Loryn) Team Banners Write chapter name on banner, leaving room for action plan, signatures, etc. Communication (LORYN) INTRODUCTION: • Play “Who’s On First” video. • Ask what Abbott and Costello were doing wrong, then introduce topic. (< 3 Minutes) • “As you saw, when working with your teams, communication skills are extremely important. Poor communication skills can create a lot of confusion. On our teams, you need to be able to comfortably share your ideas with your teammates, make good decisions and most importantly be able to delegate responsibilities and feel equal to your teammates and your members. Now, we know that you all can communicate. Some of you probably get in trouble for communicating a little too much! But today, we’re going to find out how good communication skills can make for better working habits.” *TRANSITION*: “Who here has had a moment on their team, where you’re trying to share your ideas but it seems like nobody is listening to you or understanding you? It’s a tough situation to deal with. Everyone wants their ideas heard, but no one is willing to listen. Right now, we are going to see how well your teams can communicate in this activity!” 1. We want chapter officers to feel comfortable sharing their ideas with their teammates and know what direct communication is and how to use it. (pg 59-63) Support: Blindfold game (See attached instructions) (5M) “ As our game just demonstrated, communication is key to getting anything accomplished. And while it’s important to trust yourself and your own ideas, it’s crucial that you be able to listen to others too.” Point: “ Now, what if for every meeting you had for the rest of your year, we asked you to do it blindfolded so that you would all actively listen to each other? Yeah, kind of impossible. So, let’s go over some ways that you can effectively listen and work during meetings without having to put...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course BDIC 396p taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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