Raccoon Circles are without a doubt one of the most versatile teambuilding props of all time. Ounce for ounce, you can lead more team activities with a Raccoon Circle than any other single piece of teambuilding equipment. This book contains over 200 team challenges, games, activities, stories, community building ideas and reviewing techniques that are sure to be the hit of your next program.
Forward to the New Edition—by Jim Cain and Tom Smith
Introduction—by Karl Rohnke
The History of Raccoon Circles
Section I Raccoon Circle Activities
Icebreakers, Introductions and Get-Acquainted Activities
Team Challenges, Active Learning and Adventure-Based Activities
Exploring the Stages of Group Development with Raccoon Circle Activities
Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing, Reflection and Closing Activities
Section II The Ritual, Ceremony, Theory and Philosophy of Raccoon Circles
The First Raccoon Circle Document
Why Raccoon Circles?
Ritual and Ceremony of the Circle
A Raccoon Circle Creation Ritual
Talking Circles, Talking Sticks and Talking Knots
Raccoon Circles and the Transformation of Humankind
Some Thoughts on Connectedness
What’s Next in Adventure-Based Learning?
Raccoon Circles in the Design of a Professional Training Conference
A Little Research
Section III Stories of Raccoon Circles in Interesting Places
Section IV Technical Information, References, Resources, Quotes, Thoughts and Photographs from the World of Raccoon Circles
About Dr. Jim Cain and Dr. Tom Smith
Recent Additions to the World of Raccoon Circle Stories and Activities