Qudwa Skill Building

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The Paper Plane Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Leadership

Description: a group of five team members must work together to build as many paper planes as they can with the same design using the material provided. In phase two, they need to test the planes that have already been built. The team must work together in their different roles to build as many paper planes as they can and to ensure that it's an effective design that will fly for a longer distance.

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Write All About It

Qudwa Focus Skill:Empowerment and Participation

Description: The goal of the exercise is for the teams to mock up a newspaper predicting future events in your organization. It allows team members to get creative about what they think will happen in the organization in the future. It also promotes collaboration, loyalty and a sense of empowerment, as they develop an appreciation of how each participant is capable of shaping future outcomes.

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Picture Perfect Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill:Collaboration and Synergy

Description: The goal of this challenge is to highlight the difference in skills between men and women in collaboration and synergy. In this activity, attendees first each draw a piece of a picture individually, and assemble the complete picture with others on their table. Later, they all work as a team to improve their results, and see the effects of knowing how one's work affects the others'.

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Leap of Faith Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Trust and Decision Making

Description: The goal of this challenge is to highlight the difference in skills between men and women in trust, and decision making. In this activity, teams traverse an obstacle round, with multipule sensory resitrictions, for 3 rounds, trying to avoid the obstacles.

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Shape Up Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Active Listening

Description: The goal of this challenge is to highlight the difference in skills between men and women in active listening. In this activity, teams create shapes using a piece of rope/string. There are 3 rounds for this activity, and as you progress, the shapes get harder.

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Give & Take

Qudwa Focus Skill: Feedback

Description: The goal of this challenge is to highlight the difference in skills between men and women in giving and receiving feeback. Participants experience the effect of using negative and positive terminology on team planning, in the first activity. In the second activity, participants provide feedback to work-related problems, experiencing what it feels like to give and receive feedback and suggestions.

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Project Kitchen

Qudwa Focus Skill: Project Management

Description: The goal of this challenge is to highlight the difference in skills between men and women in project management. It is meant to simulate a burger place environment to highlight how men and women act differently, in order to acheive project goals in a timely manner. There are three rounds in this challenge, in which participants experience working alone, and working with others, in terms of task coordination.

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Change is in the Air

Qudwa Focus Skill: Coping with Change

Description: The goal of this challenge is to highlight how men and women may cope differently with change and stress. It is meant to simulate the workplace environment and then create a change in the circumstances and see how the team reacts. Challenge each team to collaboratively keep all balloons in the air. There are three rounds and in each round a set of stressors is introduced to see how the team copes.

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2 Riyal Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Negotiation

Description: The goal of this challenge is to highlight the differences in how men and women negotiate. Each participant will negotiate 4 times by changing variables of gender and negotiated terms. The first round the negotiation takes place between different gender pairs and it the second between same gender pairs. The terms will also differ between the two rounds.

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Toxic Popcorn Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Creativity and Innovation

Description: The goal of this challenge is for teams of participants to use the engineering design process to solve the Toxic Popcorn Challenge. Participants must develop a product and process to safely transfer the toxic popcorn from the unsafe containger to the safe container, using on the materials provided to them and never crossing the contaminated area.

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Sticks n Stones Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Language Processing Areas, Nonverbal Communication, Body Orientation

Description: A group of four team members must work together to build a structure. In phase two, they need to duplicate one that has already been built (by someone else) by testing communication skills. The team must work together in their different roles to build the structure closest to the one they are assigned.

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Speak Up Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Public Speaking

Description: A group of four team members on each table must work together to research and prepare a 2-minute speech on a preselected topic in a limited timeframe. In phase 2, they need to select one of the group members (male or female) to speak up on behalf of the team ot speak about the topic researched and demonstrate their public speaking skills. Each team will be evaluated based on the speech they presented; also the audience will have the chance to vote for the best speech at the end.

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Paper Plane Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Leadership

Description: a group of five team members must work together to build as many paper planes as they can with the same design using the material provided. In phase two, they need to test the planes that have already been built. The team must work together in their different roles to build as many paper planes as they can and to ensure that it's an effective design that will fly for a longer distance.

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Marshmallow Challenge

Qudwa Focus Skill: Communication

Description: A group of four team members must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one meter of tape, one meter of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. The time allocated for the challenge is 18 minutes.

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