MyHero

Connecting participants on a more personal level through a sharing session about the favorite hero, based on a walk the board activity


Description of MyHero activity

This self-introduction activity based on the metaphor of a hero allows participants to share their personal opinion on their favorite hero and thus to get to know each other better. Excellent option to create a connection within the group and to share unbiased points of view that can be related to the training’s topic.

Flow

Introduction

  • Introduce the activity to the participants and allow them to choose their favorite hero from the 6 characters presented on the board.

Work

  • Participants choose their hero and use their Colltrain avatar to mark their choice on the board.
  • Each participant presents to the group his choice and the reasons behind it.
  • Very often participants share hobbies, beliefs, values, personal traits, and preferences.

Debrief (suggested)

  • The facilitator may ask the following questions:
    • What do you think of these common choices? What does this mean to you?
    • Do you see any connection with the main topic of our discussion?
    • Have you heard any ideas that are a good fit for yourself as well?

Variations

During the debrief, the facilitator may choose to make a transition to any topic related to inclusion, common values, productive beliefs, wellbeing, role models.

Additional info

This activity follows activity type guide from CARTA

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