Up to 30. Divide larger groups.
Introductions in the classroom or at a meeting.
30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the group.
Ask each participant to share their name, a little about the path they chose to take in life, and which path they would choose today if they could do it all over, knowing what they know today. Ask them to add how the different path is related to why they are sitting in your classroom.
Hi, my name is Deb. I have been a training manager, performance consultant, editor, and writer. If I could start over and take another path, I would study creative writing more and start my publishing career much earlier. I’m here today because I’d like to include more history in my writing.
Debrief by asking for reactions to the choices that were shared. Were the changes people would make just slightly different or completely different? Is it too late to change paths? Why or why not? Are people in your classroom today because they’re working toward that change?
Use personal examples from the introductions, where appropriate, throughout your class to make the information easier to relate to and apply.
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