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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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Appreciative Inquiry Summit “Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them. It involves systematic discover of what gives a system ‘life’ when it is most effective and capable in economic, ecological, and human terms. AI involves the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to heighten positive potential. It mobilizes inquiry through crafting an “unconditional positive question’ often involving hundreds or sometimes thousands of people.” Cooperrider, D.L. & Whitney, D., “Appreciative Inquiry: A positive revolution in change.” In P. Holman & T. Devane (eds.), The Change Handbook, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., pages 245-263.
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Solution Room The Solution Room is a closing session format designed to action the learning at the end of a conference or workshop. If you would change only one thing at your next conference, this could be it. Although it is a participant led format, it is strictly protocoled and facilitated to encourage maximal peer-to-peer coaching and peer learning. It is a highly immersive and interactive experience. Not more content at the end of the conference but a synthesis and activation of what has been learned at the conference. The format is a highly unusual experience where all participants are brought out of their comfort zones and guaranteed energised and excited at the end to activate their learning once they get back to their workplace or personal lives.
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Facilitating Virtual Teams Virtual distributed or face to face meeting facilitations
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Dynamic Facilitation Dynamic Facilitation is an energy-based form of facilitating where people address difficult issues creatively and collaboratively, and achieve breakthrough results. It establishes a process of talking and thinking, known as Choice-Creating, that builds mutual respect, trust and the sense of community. The dynamic facilitator plays an active role, helping people follow their heart more than a preexisting agenda. He or she helps them to determine an issue they really care about, whether it seems solvable or not. Then she helps them to say what is on their minds in a way that all can hear and respect. The dynamic facilitator helps foster shifts of heart and mind by following the natural flow of conversation and supporting group spontaneity. Sometimes these shifts take the form of new ideas; other times they bring a new sense of what the ?real problem? is; and other times there is a change of heart.
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Treat Cynicism Seriously These are interventions that can be used when someone says something like "You know, we've been involved in loads of these facilitated sessions. We get all fired up, share our ideas, then we get back to our "real" jobs and nothing ever gets done...."
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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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Brainstorming To generate many ideas in a group setting
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Drawing a Vision To enable a group to create a concrete operational vision of the future.
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Five Finger Consensus To help a group achieve consensus WITHOUT having to water down a strongly supported solution
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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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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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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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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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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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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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