To encourage participants to offer their opinions, encourage listening, and to promote greater discussion in the group.
Divide the group into pairs.
Ask the pairs to debate (1 for and 1 against) the proposition that ‘3 is a lucky number’.
Ask the group to role-play this situation for 10 minutes.
Once they have completed this brings the group back together. Then ask a few groups to role-play this debate with the larger group. Use these simulations to guide your discussions.
This exercise also encourages questioning and listening skills within the group.
Did anyone feel uncomfortable doing this exercise? If so, why?
How can we use this exercise for the rest of the training event?
Appropriate Time Required
Flexible, dependent on group size. Maximum time 15 minutes.