Professional Preparedness Workshops: Orientation




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We are excited to announce the launch of the Professional Preparedness Workshop next Wednesday 6/17 at 5-6pm PST. This introductory event will provide an overview as well as establish expectations. In addition to meeting as a group to discuss expectations, we will meet separately for an ice breaker activity called “Two Truths and a Lie.” We would like all of you to give some thought, prior to next Wednesday, to come up with your “two truth and a lie.” Within each pod, students and pod leaders will share 3 statements about themselves but one of them will be false. The group will guess which statement is false. See below for examples.



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Ice Breaker Activity “Two Truths and a Lie”


Excerpt from How to Play Two Truths and a Lie


… each person will introduce themselves by stating two truths and one lie. They don’t have to be intimate, life-revealing things, just simple hobbies, interests, or past experiences that make each person unique. The lie can be outrageous, wacky, or sound like a truth, making it even harder for the other participants who have to guess which statement is a lie.


Each person goes one at a time, and the group has to guess which statements are true, and which statement is a lie.


For example, “Hi, I’m Mary. My hair was almost to my waist in high school, I talked to Cher in an airport coffee shop, and I speak four languages.” Many people might assume that talking to Cher in an airport would be most unlikely, and choose that as the lie. However, Mary also might not speak four languages, or maybe her hair was never that long.


When giving your own two truths and a lie, to help increase the difficulty for the others who have to guess the lie, be sure to speak slowly and clearly on all three statements. Some players opt to stick with three short and simple statements to avoid giving away too much information with tone or body language. Others choose a theme to stick with for their statements. “Hi, I’m John. I used to have blue hair, I drive a blue car, and I love blueberries.”


To view an overview of the PPWS (Professional Preparedness Workshop) see this page.