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Common name Intent or purpose Editors ratingsort ascending User rating
Brainstorming To generate many ideas in a group setting
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Delphi Method Decision making structured in different rounds
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Different Directions To generate a number of different directions an idea or action can take and to experience excitement about developing new ideas.
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Active Replay: Clarifying What Happened Clarifying what happened by 1. keeping everyone in the group informed about what others were doing (especially where a group has split into smaller units during an activity) 2. informing others outside the group about a group event (or possibly just to update the trainer following an independent exercise) 3. reconstructing a distant or complex event (to help people recall and relive the facts and feelings of an event)
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Active Replay: Investigating What Happened Investigating What Happened: 1. Awareness-raising (bringing out different points of view and disagreements; 2. Focusing on issues which participants have found difficult to recognise or confront during the activity 3. Analysing a problem (similar to reconstructing the scene of a crime)
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Deserted Island The Deserted Island Method is a good warm-up for a idea generating session. It starts the process of creative thinking by creating alternative solutions to surviving on a deserted island with limited resources.
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What would the founders say? To use the spirit of the founders of the organization as inspiration for confronting today’s issues, perhaps as an opening to a strategic planning session.
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Quote for the Day To encourage dialogue about the wisdom we are discovering in working or learning together and to help a group receive permission (and perhaps vocabulary) to talk with one another about their personal wisdom, experience and development. The trust developed in such a short dialogue can also carry over into the working sessions in the course of a programme.
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Anticipation Guide To prepare online participants for interaction with key topics and objectives.
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Visit with External Subject Matter Expert To unblock a group that seems to be stuck
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Handover Workshop To share the wisdom of a departing colleague with those who will be assuming the role in future. This session should include the individual who is about to leave and both those team members who have worked closely with them up to now as well as the new team members who will take over from the departing colleague.
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Guided Imagery To bring to the surface insights and ideas through the use of a guide imagery exercise and to experience the power of guided imagery as a source of ideas.
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What is our Purpose, Anyway? To open a discussion of a team’s common purpose
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Social Influence Networks Mapping To create a map of the most influential relationships people have within an organization and to To experience the power of bring self-consciousness to informal relationships.
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Create Agenda with the Group To have the group create the agenda for the meeting rather than having it done ahead time.
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Gap Analysis To have participants determine the differences between the present situation and a desired future state.
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RoleStorming To generate ideas from the perspective of people not present in the room.
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Prui (pronounced 'proo-eee') This is a light-hearted, and loving game that you can play several times during the evening, and it will get better each time.
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Stamping Feet with Lion's Roar To increase the energy among the participants
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Active reviewing intervention To get understanding of an event that happened through the display of a different point of view. This can be used as an intervention when something happens in a workshop that needs to be resolved.
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Rightbraining
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Metaplan The intent of this method is to create an open and informal atmosphere in which all participants can speak their mind.
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Find the Identity To let the participants reveal and describe themselves and to experience how individuals create a group.
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Quick Reviews in 1 minute This process is used when there is not much time left, but a review is nevertheless wanted or needed.
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Assumption Articulation To bring to awareness assumption being made about the situation in a problem solving process and to check the validity of assumptions being made in a problems making process. Assumptions that are not valid can be dropped or changed.
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SOLVE The SOLVE(tm) method is a dialogic approach to work through issues. This method helps cultivate the conditions for conversation, creativity, connection and change by creating environments for clarifying information and identifying issues.
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Scatter diagram The intent of this process is to find out about the different variables that can have - seen in content to each other a great influence.
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Risk Analysis and Mitigation Plan To identify risks in a business area being analyzed (business unit, process, etc.) and to identify controls on those risks and adjust them accordingly.
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facilitation
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Making a Team Video Using the principles of team-based leadership, use the existing skills within the team to produce the best possible team product (a video) within the time given and reflect on the team work process and to Experience the perspective of other team members (?seeing with their eyes?)
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Game Breaks (Word Search) for Online Facilitation This game break activity keeps participants engaged during an extended online meeting or training.
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Add Implementators to Team To unblock a group that seems to be stuck
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Human Spectragram A group face to face exercise to help surface similarities and differences in a group, help people to get to know each other and to do something together that is active.
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Opportunity and Threat Grid OD-7 To examine the uncertainties and risks as well as the opportunities of the project and to create an understanding of the risks and opportunities and the group's ability to influence them.
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What Would the Founders Say? To use the spirit of the founders of the organization as inspiration for confronting today’s issues, perhaps as an opening to a strategic planning session.
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the paper clip method Showing people the power of brainstorming
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Creating the Real Question To create group agreement about the focus of the meeting that is being held.
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V-R-C Process A quick planning process.
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Matrix To use two sets of variables to generate ideas.
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The Sound and the Fury A fun even silly game to loosen the group up and play a little.
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Crazy Brain Gym To engage participants in a fun exercise that uses all their senses.
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Productive Thinking Model The model is used in groups, businesses, nonprofits as well as by individuals. Aspects of it are taught at various creativity conferences.
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Sing on and find your companion The goal of this entertaining ice-breaker is to give people the chance to get to know each other in a different way.
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Kenneth Boulding: Image Exercise To develop skill in using the behavior, image, message model of Kenneth Boulding and to experience the possibility of bring intentionality into changing behavior of employees.
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Quick Reviews in 2 minutes This process is used when there is not much time left, but a review is nevertheless wanted or needed.
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Random Stimulation Brainstorm To generate divergent ideas by the facilitator making suggestions of areas to think about the topic of the workshop
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Musical Neighbors To engerize the group and loosen people up
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Positive, Negative, Interesting Brainstorm Generate ideas about a topic that help evalutate it.
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Run chart The intent of this process is to graphically display shifts, trends, cycles or other patterns over time, which can be used to identify problems and also to monitor progress when solutions are carried out.
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Ask the group for input To move the discussion from between the facilitator and the disruptive person to the group and the disruptive person.
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