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Games That Teach Teams: 21 Activities to Super-Charge Your Group!

ISBN: 978-0-7879-4835-1
240 pages
October 1999, Pfeiffer
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Building on his first book, Games That Teach, Steve Sugar, along with George Takacs, tackles teams and team learning through the use of more than 20 competitive games and interactive learning exercises. Using the comprehensive facilitator notes, you'll be able to customize these innovative games to suit the training needs of the teams in your organization.

Games That Teach Teams:

  • Gives your teams the opportunity to discuss serious team topics in a non-threatening setting
  • Includes a matrix indicating which games are most appropriate for specific team isues
  • Contains sample exercises using game "frames" that allow you to create your own games
  • Is completely reproducible, saving you time and money!

"Games That Teach Teams is packed with activites that can help your team increase its ability to learn from its successes and failures and its ability to work together."
—Rick Mauer, consultant; author of Beyond the Walls of Resistance

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

SETTING THE STAGE.

What Is a Team?

Building a Team.

Facilitation.

Team Games.

TWENTY-ONE TEAM GAMES-BOOK AT A GLANCE-BELL HOP-BOX OF CHOCOLATES-BRAIN FRAME-BUZZ WORD-CROSS ROADS-DUEL IDENTITY-HIGH FIVE-LINE UP-MATCH POINT-NAME THAT TEAM-NORMAN SAYS!-PASS THE BUCK-POWER TAG-RAT RACE-REGARDS-SENTENCE PROMPT-SNOW BALL-SUPER MODEL-TEAM ROAST-TOOTH AND NAIL-WW.WHERE AND WW.WHEN.

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Author Information

STEVE SUGAR is a writer and teacher of performance games. He is the author of five performance measurement game systems that are actively used in the U.S. and over 20 countries. His games focus on his teaching philosophy of "fun with a purpose" — encouraging adult learners to demonstrate newly learned knowledge and skills in individual and team formats. He wrote the Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer book Games That Teach (1998). Steve has taught experiential learning in the graduate curricula at the Johns Hopkins University and the New York Institute of Technology. He is on the faculty of the University of Maryland; a member of the Human Resources faculty, Johns Hopkins University; the Leadership Development Program, Federal Center; and the Education Development faculty, USDA Graduate School. He lives in Elliot City, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore.

GEORGE TAKACS is a trainer and consultant specializing in team building, and a teacher and course developer at the University of Maryland (UMUC) and Georgetown. George is currently creating a course in Organizational Development that will be available over the web. He lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. He may be reached at george@takacsonline.com.

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Reviews

"At last! A practical workbook on how to use games effectivley as a team training tool. Anyone working in or with teams will find something very useful here." (Phillip H. Hudson, director, Graduate School, USDA)

"Packed with activites that can help your team increase its ability to learn from its successes and failures and its ability to work together." (Rick Mauer, consultant and author of Beyond the Walls of Resistance)
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