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Everything you need to get started with Black Bear, including a comprehensive facilitator guide and six print self assessments. Additional self assessments may be purchased separately.
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Everything you need to get started with Black Bear, including a comprehensive facilitator guide and six print self assessments. Additional self assessments may be purchased separately.

Everything you need to get started with Black Bear, including a comprehensive facilitator guide and six print self assessments. Additional self assessments may be purchased separately.  

Facilitator Guide contents:
  • Preface Overview and Introduction
  • Administering Black Bear
  • Experiential Learning Methodology
  • Background Information
  • About Black Bears
  • Technical Development
  • References
  • Black Bear Workshop
  • At-A-Glance Facilitator Instructions
  • Expert Rationale
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Training Outline
  • Template Related Materials from HRDQ
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Training Evaluation
  • Sample Self Assessment Self Assessment 
  • Table of Contents:
  • Happy Holidays
  • The Trail Head
  • Springtime in the Smokies
  • The Appalachian Trail
  • Mollies Ridge Shelter
  • An Unwelcome Surprise
  • Conversion Charts
  • A Guide For Improving Your Team Discussion Pressure-Sensitive Response Form
  • Strategy Alternatives Pressure-Sensitive Response Form
  • Backpack Items
  • The Challenge of Decision Making Under Pressure
  • Synergy 
  • How Effective Is Our Team?
  • Team Reflection and Action Planning References
How It Works

Following the introduction of the survival scenario, participants are challenged to rank five strategy alternatives and ten backpack items - first as individuals and then a second time as a team. Teams compare their team scores to the best individual score to determine if synergy was achieved. The exercise also includes an introduction to the concept of team synergy and the importance of consensus decision making under pressure.
 
The Black Bear facilitator guide includes everything trainers need to lead a two-hour classroom training workshop, from comprehensive background information and expert rationale, to action planning, a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, and sample participant materials.
 
Uses and Applications
 
Black Bear can be used as a standalone training instrument or incorporated into a more comprehensive program on teambuilding. It's also effective as a component for problem-solving and decision-making training programs. Black Bear is an excellent training tool for any team, especially those that must make critical decisions or thrive in a high-pressure environment.
 
Use the survival simulation to:
  • Illustrate the concept of team synergy
  • "Break the ice" among new or conflicted teams
  • Give teams a nonthreatening opportunity to work together
  • Help teams practice consensus decision making
  • Improve active listening, probing, and confronting behaviors in a realistic setting
  • Train team leaders in team facilitation skills
  • Open or close a learning session
  • Introduce an organizational change
  • Interject a fun activity into an otherwise serious agenda
  • Supplement outdoor experiential learning

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn seven behaviors of effective consensus decision making
  • Hone group problem-solving skills
  • Practice a model for consensus decision making
  • Learn how to work as a team under pressure
  • Experience the concept of team synergy
What to Order

Facilitator set: Order one per trainer.
The comprehensive facilitator set includes everything trainers need to deliver Black Bear, including background information, administrative guidelines, a step-by-step workshop outline, expert rationale, frequently asked questions, training template outline, Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, and sample participant materials.
 
Participant Guide: Order one per individual or participant.
The participant guide includes the adventure scenario, pressure-sensitive scoring, Appalachian Trail map, conversion charts, worksheets, information about synergy, team reflection, and action planning.
 
 
 

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