What does a “competing” response to a given situation sound like? This quick-thinking and lively activity allows your participants to become really familiar with responses of each conflict-handling style. The group stands in a circle. As the facilitator, you describe a situation, and then toss a ball or soft object to one person and say the name of a conflict mode. That first person gives a response statement that demonstrates that conflict mode, and then tosses the ball to another person who gives another statement. Once every participant has given a response statement of that conflict mode, another round begins.
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