A Way

Plot:

This activity is mainly related to the option the participants chose in Activity 1, regarding staying to live in the island or leaving it. 

Option 1: they'll need to get resources and a place to build their houses and stay. They will enter in conflict with the Others, as the Others won't like them to build their houses in a specific place.

Option 2: they'll need to get resources and a place to build a boat to leave.  They will enter in conflict with the Others, as the Others will be afraid of being exposed to the world if the newcomers manage to leave the island. 

Objectives:

•Group work

•Conflict resolution

•What is the extent of the use of power?

Time:

Related Rights:

Description:

The participants take a decision about their future. 

The core of the activity is to BUILD something together (houses, stuff to hunt or to fish, a ship...). They can use the resources of the island that they find on their own or the resources they got from the previous negotiation with the Others.

10 min

In case of having two groups (the Ones and the Others):

The Ones build their things, and after the Others have to steal or destroy them. The facilitators can instigate them to do so, but they should debate about their reasons to do it (feeling threatened or insecure about this new people, or just because they feel that they are more powerful than the other group).

In case of having only one group:

The product of the participants work is stolen or destroyed by the facilitator who represents the Others. The group should reflect about the reason of the Others to do this to them (with the help of the characters played by the facilitators).

45 min

The conflict is open, and they have to make a settlement. Participants come together (the Ones and the Others, or the Ones and the facilitator who represents the Others). They have to reach certain terms to solve their problems, but they are only given 15 minutes to do it. After that, they have to present the point that they reached, and we close the session. (In case they consider voting in their constitution rules, they can vote the solution).

20 min

Debriefing: how did the process go, how do you feel about it, did you reach a satisfactory agreement, relate the values with HR.

15 min

Total time of the activity:

90 min

Materials needed and preparation:

costumes for the participants (if possible), items to use as materials and resources (pieces of wood, carton, markers, lego pieces, empty buckets... ), a room.

 

Tips for the facilitators:

The characters have a vital role in this activity. They should provoke the conflict in case it does not appear, and ease things if the conflict gets too escalated. 

They should get the participants back to the rules decided for the society for the negotiation process, especially in case voting is needed.

In case of applied as individual workshop, the last part (conflict resolution) should be further developed to reach the best agreement, taking some tips from Activity Me/We.