This free training game is useful to help participants explore a given topic without boundaries. Often constraints, opinions and attitudes get in the way of resolving issues or even debating topics. This training game removes those barriers.
A one sheet set of instructions for the training game, ‘No Rules’ can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
Advise participants that they will discuss a topic without letting any of their own prejudices, opinions or attitudes get in the way. There will be no barriers to conversation and they will act as if there were ‘no rules.
Introduce the topic for discussion and start the conversation. If you hear any ‘yeah, buts’ or ‘no you can’t do that’ then remind the participants that there are no rules to the conversation and anything goes.
This training game does need careful managing and should only be used with a group where you can be confident that things will not descend into anarchy.
Review – conclude the session by bringing together all the key points made and ensuring participants are happy with the results. Often you will find that because participants have been able to talk freely, a clear solution can be found.
Use this training game to help participants freely discuss a topic without allowing their opinions, prejudices or politics get in the way.
Often you will find that because participants have been able to talk freely, a clear solution can be found.