Pump: Doing The Work Template

Use this template to help you design a program which assists your group
to feel supported, valued and meaningfully connected to other members of the group.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the PUMP Template.


Step 1 – De-inhibitizers

Objective: to help your group feel comfortable about
stepping outside of their Comfort zones.

Experiences & activities which feature:
– fun as a major component
– opportunities to take some risks
– focus on effort, not success / failure
– highly interactive
– some discomfort & frustration

Step 2 – Communication

Objective: to help your group feel effective in their ability
to communicate thoughts, feelings & behaviours.

Experiences & activities which feature:
– verbal interaction as key component
– introductory problems to solve
– some frustration
– opportunities to give & receive feedback

Step 3 – Problem-Solving

Objective: to help your group feel effective to solve
problems & make decisions co-operatively.

Experiences & activities which feature:
– decision-making as key component
– complex problems to solve
– opportunities for cooperation
– higher levels of frustration
– trial-and-error learning

Step 4 – Responsibility

Objective: to help your group feel comfortable to exercise
personal & social responsibility to self & others.

Experiences & activities which feature:
– focus on taking responsibility
– opportunities for leadership
– emphasis on support & empathy
– testing of self-perceived limits


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ‘PUMP TEMPLATE’