Evaluating leadership development courses

Evaluate leadership development courses using good previous experiences.

  1. Divide the team into groups of four. Give each group half a set of Dialoogle Pocket cards and ask them to lay out the cards on the table. Ask each of the participants to choose a picture representing each of the following:
    • A valuable experience
    • A new realisation
    • A useful experience connected with a previous failure
    • A pleasant surprise
  2. Ask the participants to present their chosen images to each other in the order, they are listed above.
  3. Questions, comments and discussions are welcome in all phases of this exercise.
  4. As the facilitator of the exercise, keep from interfering and listen to the conversations. The conversations are central, so let them continue as long as needed.
  5. When each group has listened to and discussed all 16 presentations, all participants gather to talk about what they have gained from the discussions. If you or the participants would like to revisit some of the more significant presentations, you can ask the participants in question to recount them once more.
  6. Write down the statements that the group agrees on. This is a quick way of evaluating a development course and extract the team’s most important knowledge.

It may be a good idea to allow plenty of time for the presentations.



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