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					   VENTURING
LEADERSHIP SKILLS
    COURSE
Session III: Organization


          Paper Tower
Organization – Module 1
Learning Objectives
At the end of this session each participant
  should be able to:
• Understand the critical role of planning
  in leadership.
• See the difference between a planned
  and unplanned activity.
• Participate in a planning activity in a
  group.

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Organization
You mission, Mr. Phelps — whether or not you
  decide to accept it — is to construct a tower
  as high as possible using only what has been
  placed in front of you:
     • One sheet of construction paper
     • Tape
     • Scissors

You have 25 minutes

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RULES
1. There is a 25 minute time limit.
2. No other materials may be used.
3. The tower must be freestanding and remain
   freestanding for at least 60 seconds.
4. The tower cannot be taped to the floor or
   any other support.
5. The team engineering the tallest tower wins
   a prize.
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Planning
Reflections Questions
• What does the skill of planning have to do
  with this exercise?
• Was there a time in this project when you
  wanted to start over?
• Was it difficult to get the group to agree on
  what steps to take?
• Was the final product visualized in advance,
  or did it just happen?

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  Seven Steps of Good Planning

1. Set a broad goal or objective
2. Decide what form the project/activity will
   take.
3. Get everyone affected involved.
4. Consider the resources available.
5. Develop a step-by-step course of action.
6. Consider alternatives.
7. Follow through to completion.
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RULES
1. There is a 10 minute time limit.
2. No other materials may be used.
3. The tower must be freestanding and remain
   freestanding for at least 60 seconds.
4. The tower cannot be taped to the floor or
   any other support.
5. The team engineering the tallest tower wins
   a prize.
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Planning
Reflections Questions

• What was different this time?
• Did planning improve the final product?
• Did planning reduce the time required to
  complete it?




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Plan Crew Activity

• Spend the next 15 minutes and plan our
  December 8th holiday party.
• Have someone record your plans on the
  activity planning sheet.
• Our goal will be to follow your plan
  when we hold this activity.


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