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Diversity Activities

Diversity Activities

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Diversity Activities
Diversity Activities and Ice-Breakers
Who I Am
Goal
This activity allows the learners to share their culture roots and tolearn about each other.
Materials Needed
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12x24 paper for each learner
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a variety of magazines (ones with lots of photos)
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glue
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markers
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colored pencils and/or water colors
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scissors
Instructions
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Have the participants fold the paper in half (make a tabletent).
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Write name in the center of the "table tent."
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Using drawings, magazine cut-outs, symbols, etc. tell usabout yourself.
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NOTE: Have them leave some empty space as they willadd more later.
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Include one or two things that most people do not knowabout you.
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After the learners have finished their table tents, have eachone explain hers or his to the group.After the activity, if the table tents get in the way, then post themon the wall.
Continuous Activity
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Diversity Activities
Throughout the training event, ask the learners to add somethingnew to their table tent. Note that as there is more trust builtbetween the learners, more information will be revealed.
Another Version
Have the learners complete the table tents as described above,except do NOT have them write their names on the paper. Whenthey are finished, collect them, then hang them on the wall. Havethe learners read each table tent and then try to identify theperson it belongs to.
Discussion
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What led you to your decision?
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Whose description was most surprising?
Changes
Goal
To diffuse negativity within a group.
Instructions
Using a flip chart, list the changes that the group is going through.Get their input
Discussion
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How these changes are altering us as a group and asindividuals?
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What symbol or object could we use to represent thechange we are going through and the commitments westrive for in this session?Break the learners into small groups brainstorming groups. Aftertheir discussions, reassemble them into a large group and have
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them select a symbol.Repeat as needed through the training event.
Connect The Dots
Goal
To demonstrate that we often limit our perspective and choices.
Instructions
Pass out a copy ofDOTS. Ask the learners to complete thedirections given at the bottom of the drawing.Give them about 5 minutes to work on the puzzle. At the end ofthe time period, ask if anyone has found the solution:
Discussion
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Why is it that most of us do not think about going out of the
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