This free training game helps participants practice and review leadership skills such as; problem solving, decision making and communication.
A set of instructions for the training game, ‘Moving House’ can be downloaded for free from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
Resources – a laptop with internet access for each group A bookmark in the internet browser of a local property finding guide.
Set Up – prior to running this training game you should visit the property website you want to use and identify a couple of properties that will be the ‘ideal properties’ based on certain criteria as follows…
When you have found a property that meets the specific criteria you have chosen, print out the details and save them for the training game.
Place participants into two separate groups. Ask one person from each group to first sit in a meeting with the other group. These people will be ‘homebuyers’ and after an initial 10 minute discussion with the other group, the homebuyer will be required to go back to their own group.
Explain to participants that they have 10 minutes to interview their ‘homebuyer and then 30 minutes to complete the task.
The ten minute interview, will consist of each team interviewing their prospective homebuyer to ascertain what type of home they require based on the criteria they provide. The homebuyer will be given a list by you that will consist of the following key points (you can make this less obvious by stating it in an alternative way i.e. I have three children and they all need their own room, I have a dog, which will need outside space or I work from home and need room for a study etc.)…
- The ‘homebuyer should provide any information requested and can share anything on the sheet. They should not embellish the details though.
After ten minutes, place the homebuyers back in the group with their own team and ask everyone to begin the hunt for their homebuyers perfect home.
After 30 minutes bring the two groups back together for review. The ‘winner is the team that picked the correct property, or the closest to it.
Review – this training game by discussing team dynamics, how the work was divided out, who became ‘leader’ if anyone, what was the criteria they worked to, was everyone involved, what worked, what didn’t work etc.
This training game provides participants with the opportunity to practice communication skills in an enjoyable and enlightening way.