Flight from Savo
A Supervisory Skills Exercise
Objective: To develop 5 skills necessary for effective supervision
Intended for: New or intermediate supervisors, or as a refresher for others.
Time Required: 2 hours
Each Game Set Trains: 3 teams of 5-7 participants at a time (more with additional parts kits)
Send supervisors on a memorable exploration of supervisory skills with Flight from Savo, our exciting new hands-on adventure game. Supervisors learn first-hand the fundamental supervisory skills:
- Guiding the Work
- Organizing the Work
- Developing Your Staff
- Managing Performance
- Managing Relations.
How the exercise works:
The scenario begins with a group of scientists, on an expedition to study volcanoes, barely escaping injury when their vintage World War II aircraft crashes on the remote island of Savo. The only way off the island is to construct a Stearman PT-13D biplane from a cache of old parts they discover on the island.
The group member who is elected to be the supervisor guides the construction project using the five supervisory skills. A series of "Setbacks" and "Lucky Breaks" both complicates and facilitates the group's work, and challenges the supervisor. The simulation ends when the reconstructed plane is deemed airworthy. Participants then discuss the challenge and relevant learning points.
Flight from Savo Learning Outcomes:
- Learn five fundamental supervisory skills
- Practice the five skills in a “live” project
- Receive direct feedback on skill strengths and weaknesses
Optional Session Enhancement: Combine SAVO with our Supervisory Skills Questionnaire for additional insights.