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Zoom & Re-Zoom The intent of this process is to engage and communicate communication skills, perspective taking, and problem solving skills.
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Worst and Best Scenario To help individual or group think of possibilities/options not only the worst and the best scenarion
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Working Assumptions The Working Assumptions create an atmosphere of respect in the room without being moralistic with rules.
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wikki stix team building This simple exercise sets the stage for some real work - establishing a precedent for individual and group creativity, for true collaboration, and for gentle, supportive humor.
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What's the Question? To introduce people to each other.
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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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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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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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What is our Purpose, Anyway? To open a discussion of a team’s common purpose
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What - Who - When To assign responsibility and determine ending dates for an action plan.
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Wagon Wheel (Review tool) Particpant have an opportunity to review a session or a workshop.
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Visit with External Subject Matter Expert To unblock a group that seems to be stuck
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Vision Review Workshop To briefly review the vision statement of the department, to look at accomplishments toward that vision and to look how it might be implemented in the future year and to gain confidence in the value of the vision and it?s application to the day to day work.
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Value-based Decision Making For some groups, the broader value context of the decision being made is as important to them as the content of the issue at hand. In this case, it can greatly help a group to reflect first on their own values, and then proceed to the issue about which they will decide. The objective is to provide an opportunity to reflect on the value context for the decision about to be discussed.
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Value Drivers and Critical Success Factors Workshop OD 6 To maximize the value from an opportunity and to reach agreement with the whole value change about what the Value Drives and Critical Success Factors are.
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V-R-C Process A quick planning process.
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Up-down-right-left This is a fun energizer that can be used to help participants to experience a change process that is quite counter - intuitive.
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Unzipping Difficult People To re-imagine difficult people through a mental exercise.
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Underlying Contradictions Workshop (LENS) To articulate the blocks to realizing the practical vision and to experience the recognition of the dysfunctional aspects of an organization.
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Turn poem into subject keywords story
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Tug of War Combining the worst and the best factors to find a solution
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Troubleshooting To identify potential blocks or impediments to implementing the plan.
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TRIZ Structured approach to generating and evaluating ideas See www.aitriz.org
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Trip to Work Exercise Participants practice defining smaller and smaller steps in the process of travelling from home to work. and they struggle with becoming clear about what assumptions we are using.
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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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Traffic Signs Learning Game To exchange ideas about how to lead sales conversation
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TOUR D?HORIZON To enable a group to share their different perspectives concerning the implications of a future situation that their organisation or group is moving toward.<br><br> To enable the individual members to share their thinking about the implications of future developments for the current and up-coming operations of the organisation. <br><br> To empower the group by enabling them to see their commonality in facing the future.
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Timelining Actions To set either starting or ending or both dates for a set of actions in a plan.
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Time Management Nearly everyone has been in a meeting that ran over time. Often this means that the last item on the agenda is dropped and put on the next agenda. Sometimes real unanticipated issues come up that need to be dealt with but not necessarily in this meeting. An issue that was assumed to be simple turned out to be much more complex and time consuming than anticipated. Diverse unplanned distractions may arise that need time to be dealt with.
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Throwing Names To remind participants of colleagues' names and to recall fellow participant's names and to save the embarrassment of not knowing someone's name.
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Three to One Scenarios To create a single scenario that solves an issue.
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Thinkx creative problem solving
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Think of a paradize This method aims to make the atmosphere during a meeting more relaxed, to reveal some out of the professional field information about the participants and to stimulate and refresh the creative process.
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Thesaurus Browsing This is a creativity technique using the thesaurus as a resource.
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Theme Analysis Workshop Participants clarify the issues relative to each theme in the work of the up coming year and clarify the benefits and issues relative to areas that need to be considered.
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The Wind Blows For To learn new things about group members; to recognize similarities and differences
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The Wall of Woe To enable participants to externalize their own negative perspectives toward a situation they must manage. This is intended as an opening exercise at the beginning of a workshop, although it could turn up when it’s clear the group is facing what they consider an impossible situation.
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The Teleconference Roundtable There are a growing number of tools for facilitating videoconferences and teleconferences. Here is one of the simplest for enhancing personal contact during a teleconference. It is simple, but does take a bit of preparation beforehand. Purpose: To provide a visual connection with the voices heard during a teleconference.
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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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The Silent Mindmap To generate a diversity of new ideas through silent, visual dialogue.
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The Sage Conversation To reflect on the experience of encountering people of wisdom and to experience the demand to become wise.
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The Project Tree To enable a group to analyze together how the different parts of their plan relate to one another before moving to a timeline.
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the paper clip method Showing people the power of brainstorming
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The Leader as Guide To reflect on the need for being a guide and being guided and to experience the demand to be a guide as a manger
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The Journalistic Six To generate a more inclusive set of ideas. These are the six key questions that journalism students are taught to answer somewhere in their news articles to make sure that they have covered the whole story. For creative thinkers, these questions stimulate thinking about the idea in question and allow approaches to it from various angles.
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The Incident Method The purpose of this method is to deal with problems together and find new approaches and solutions.
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The Greeting Game To enable participants to loosen up with one another with humorous greetings.
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The Circle of Opportunity To force relationships between attributes that are randomly created and selected and to experience the process of moving away from standard ways of thinking.
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Ten Words To help the participants think critically about an issue, and focus on what is importnat. To reduce time wasted by lengthy unfocused explanations or discussions.
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