To have attendees end the session with a sense of accomplishment, and to help them identify the main learning of the session.
Ideal Group Size
Time For Exercise
15 minutes, depending on group size
Detailed Instructions If Needed
Facilitator: There is a proverb that during his or her life, a person has to do three things: raise a child, build a house and plant a tree. During this training workshop we have attempted to figuratively build a house, that is, we built a strategy for addressing [insert content covered and/or goals for session if stated at the beginning of session].
Let us “plant a tree” of success now. To do so, please write your wishes on the pieces of paper that were distributed: w What would you like to wish each other to achieve success in working on [insert topic/content/goals].
Facilitator allows participants 7-9 minutes to write their answers on small pieces of paper. Participants then post their answers on the drawing of tree with limbs, on the flipchart, and the facilitator reads the answers out loud.
The “Success tree” should be drawn in advance on a flipchart. Small pieces should be cut out of colored paper in the shape of leaves/flowers/fruits. To attach these “leaves/flowers/fruits” to the “tree” provide participants with glue or scotch tape.