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PRODUCTS (Total Items:3)

Vacation In The Keys - Starter Kit

Facilitator Guide and 5 Print Participant Guides

Price: $169.00


Vacation In The Keys - Participant Guide

1 Print Participant Guide

Price: $11.75


Vacation In The Keys - Facilitator Guide

Facilitator Guide

Price: $116.00


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Vacation in the Keys - Team Adventure Simulation

Demonstrate the concept of team synergy with Vacation in the Keys, a challenging adventure simulation that puts consensus decision making into practice. Participants experience first-hand the advantage of working as a team when they realize that the results achieved as a group out-measure those of any one individual.

The Scenario

It’s not enough that you and your friends lost your way on the first day at sea. Morale aboard your chartered fishing boat has plummeted, but you haven’t seen the worst yet. The next morning everyone awakens and gathers on deck, ready to get on with the trip. Suddenly someone turns the ignition key and triggers an explosion that blows the boat apart -- and throws everyone overboard.

Can your group survive its ill-fated Vacation in the Keys?

Learning Outcomes

Actual boating experiences, along with input from Navy Seals and other experts, contributed to the development of Vacation in the Keys, a survival simulation that demonstrates “team synergy” — the belief that decisions made by groups are better than decisions made by individuals acting alone (Michaelson, Watson, & Black, 1989). Groups bring a greater sum total of knowledge and information to the discussion of a problem, as well as a greater number of approaches and perspectives. The simulation can also demonstrate “process loss.” This phenomenon occurs when a knowledgeable group member outperforms the group, indicating that the member’s knowledge was lost sometime during the group discussion. In order for group decision making to work, unique information must be shared and absorbed by the group (Stasser, 1992).


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How It Works

This powerful roundtable simulation challenges teams to rank 15 salvaged items — first as individuals, and then as a team. As the facilitator, you’ll begin the exercise by introducing the adventure scenario. Participants will then rank the salvaged items on their own, using pressure-sensitive scoring forms. Next, each team conducts the same ranking process as a unit. Finally, you’ll lead the participants into a group action planning discussion, providing the team with the opportunity to apply the learning to the workplace.

Uses for Vacation in the Keys

What to Order/Product Contents

Order one Facilitator Guide per trainer and one Participant Guide per team member.
Note: Vacation in the Keys works best when participants are divided into teams of seven or fewer per table.

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   Participant Guide includes:






















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