UNZIP-it! - Change Management (Onward & Upward)

UNZIP-it!™ and start talking about Moving Beyond the Past!

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It's time to open up the conversation and talk about the unspeakable! Pop a bunch of pertinent questions into the UNZiP-it!™ zipper mouth and pass the pouch from player to player. Unzip the playful pocket and pull out a discussion topic to spark conversation and build relationships. The Onward & Upward prompts focus on resilience – moving beyond current challenges, toward future opportunities. For anyone going through a change in their life -- immigrants, abuse survivors, veterans, students, children/spouses of divorce, job changes, employees experiencing an organizational change, even those recovering from personal loss, disasters, and medical issues – the challenge is often to move beyond the past experience toward an unknown future.

Stuff the pocket with the following deck of 30 pre-printed cards. Each deck contains the same prompts as its namesake Thumball (you can customize any blank cards with your own discussion prompts).

Pocket: 8” x 6”
Cards: 3.5” x 2.5”


The prompts on Change Management will foster discussion about these topics and more:

  • People you turn to for help
  • Ways to stay healthy, mentally and physically
  • Sources of strength, joy, and happiness

Ways to turn around bad mood


Feeling shy about speaking out?
Or, not sure what to talk about?
It's easy now to start the flow,
And have discussions bloom and grow.
Unzip the pouch and pick a topic,
Big and broad, or microscopic,
A prompt that doesn't dig too deep,
Or one that makes you take a leap.
Go ahead, reach in and pick it,
Read the prompt and then UNZIP-it!

Invite recipients to pull out a topic, read it to the group and respond.

[NOTE: Silver Series Conversation Prompts are available as Thumballs, UNZiP-IT! Pocket & Deck, and Virtual/Remote PPT.]

** TIPS & Facilitation Suggestions  **

Take turns circulating the UNZIP-it!™  Ask players to answer the prompt they've pulled out of the pouch

If you want to kick it up a notch, try these creative twists:

  1. Ask players to anticipate what answer will be given by another player.
  2. Have players recall answers given by previous responders, before adding their own answer.
  3. Ask first recipient to select a question panel to which all players must respond or contribute.
  4. Ask listeners what they think the prompt was.

©Trainers Warehouse – Trainers Warehouse holds the copyright for this set of questions. Reproductions cannot be made without express approval.


UNZIP-it! - Change Management (Onward & Upward)

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