How It Works
Bridging the Communication Divide is a 3.5-hour experiential learning experience for two or four teams of four to six participants each. Most materials are reusable; additional participant workbooks and game packs are available for individual purchase.
Teams debrief after their first attempt at building the bridge, recognizing that certain behaviors made the task difficult to complete. Before they are asked to make a second go at building the bridge, they are introduced to the HRDQ Style Model and its four personality styles:
Participants will discover their strengths and trouble spots associated with each style, and discover how they can “flex” their behavior to improve interactions. Now with new skills in their pockets, they attempt the exercise yet again, this time with much greater potential for success. You’ll be amazed at the marked difference in communication between parts one and two of the game.
Uses and Applications
Not your ordinary communication training program, this adventurous role-play game lifts participants out of their everyday, four-walled environment and immerses them in a powerful combination of learning and practice. There isn't a better tool for exploring—or experiencing—personality style and how it shapes the way people interact.
From identifying "Who am I?" and learning the ins and outs of personality to discovering how to flex your style and building an action plan for improvement, Bridging the Communication Divide is full-distance learning. As a trainer, you will witness an amazing transformation happen between parts one and two!
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the four principle communication styles
- Recognize each style's strengths and trouble spots
- Learn how communication styles are perceived by others
- Discover how to flex one's style to better communicate with others