Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Principled Commitment: An Adult Program on Building Strong Relationships

Activity 4: Expectations

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint
  • Easel
  • Markers
  • Low-stick masking tape

Description of Activity

This brainstorming exercise gives participants an opportunity to express their hopes for the program.

Ask participants:

  • What are your expectations for the Principled Commitment program?
  • What do you hope to experience or accomplish, or what do you hope will take place in general, as a result of your time in the workshops?

Allow participants to brainstorm, capturing their thoughts on newsprint. When finished, post the list on the wall. You may want to comment on the list.

Save the newsprint list for the final workshop.

Including All Participants

Use bold, dark-colored markers for maximum readability.

Take care to face participants, rather than the easel, when speaking. It works best to have one co-leader take notes on newsprint while the other leads the discussion.