FREE activity for Learning at Work Week 2021

We are proud to be a National Activity Partner for Learning at Work Week 2021! 

For this year's theme of 'Made for Learning', we have developed an activity focusing on the mechanics of effective teamwork. It lasts just 30 minutes excluding the debrief and can be used in both virtual and face-to-face training.

It has been specifically designed to allow team members to reflect on their own behaviour when working in a team. The task involves delegates reading through their individual briefs (which are subtly different).

On the face of it, teams see the activity as being about brainstorming. However, this is not the main point of the activity. It’s really about team dynamics. One delegate is (unknown to others in the team) given a specific, potentially disruptive role (in fact they are briefed to remain silent throughout!).

The question is: will the rest of team realise what is happening? Or will the session continue with no one taking any notice of the problem? Will attempts be made to include the person, to try to engage them and bring them in, or to at least question their behaviour? All too often, in reality, teams lack awareness of what is happening in a group and for whatever reasons, say or do, nothing.

To find out more about Learning at Work Week and running an event in your organisation, please click here.

A Free Northgate Activity: Team Dynamics & Brainstorming

  • Lasts 30 minutes + debrief
  • For any number of delegates (in teams of four)
  • For virtual and/or face-to-face classroom use
  • Designed to allow teams to practise brainstorming, gain an understanding of team dynamics and reflect on their own behaviour when working in a team

Claim your copy now!
Simply request a copy of our Learning at Work Week activity via LiveChat on our website (or email and we'll send it to you via email. It's completely free for you to download and use in your training programmes, with as many delegates and as many times as you wish.

And please let us know how you get on using it with your delegates!

What is Learning at Work Week?

Learning at Work Week is an annual event in May organised by the Campaign for Learning. It aims highlight the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. Supported by National Activity Partners, you can find lots of information and resources on the Learning at Week website: