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A Look Back


Time required:

30 minutes.

What it does:

An opportunity to reflect - for example, at the end of a year or a project, and learn from the highs as well as the lows.

You will need:

You will need flipchart paper and enough red, green and yellow round sticky dots so that your team members have 5 of each colour. (If you can't source sticky dots, green, red and yellow marker pens will do.)


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Mr Sketch Scented Markers can be purchased from Trainers' Market.


In a nutshell:

What can we all learn from a shared experience and how can we apply that to our future behaviour?

Influencing Stakeholders


Time required:

30 minutes.

What it does:

Introduces the concept of Stakeholder Analysis to identify the key people who need to be won over when working on a project at work.

You will need:

The PowerPoint slide provided and a copy of the handout for each participant.

In a nutshell:

Staff analyse the stakeholders for a project their team is working on.

SARAH's Change Curve


Time required:

25 minutes.

What it does:

Explains the emotional journey that people go through during a period of change and helps your team to understand and recognise the stages they experience when there is change at work. Useful if you will be introducing changes within the team.

You will need:

PowerPoint of SARAH’s Change Curve, flipchart paper and pens. It is also strongly recommended that you read our SARAH's Change study guide to understand more about SARAH and how to make change management more effective.

In a nutshell:

Explore SARAH’s emotional journey when undergoing change.

The Decision Matrix


Time required:

30 minutes.

What it does:

Demonstrates how a Decision Making Matrix can help with problem solving.

You will need:

A copy of the brief and the handout from the Resources tab for each participant.


flagThere is no definitive right answer for this activity. We suggest completing the handouts yourself before running the activity so that you can compare how you would weight the criteria to how your team weights them.


In a nutshell:

Participants are introduced to a simple scoring and weighting system – Decision Matrix – enabling them to objectively evaluate a number of options against the established criteria.
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