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Model building To develop a model of a situation.
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News Spot To create story of the success of the project at the end of the planning session.
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Information Processing using Examples When ever new information is given to a group some form of processing is needed to embed to one degree on another the information being shared. This process is to enable a low level of processing of information being given.
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Compass To generate ideas using all four Innovation Styles of visioning, exploring, experimenting and modifying
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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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Buzz group The purpose of this method is to help maintain interest and to get people involved in something. By discussing and expressing their own thought their learning gets stimulated. Furthermore this method offers information and experiences for the participants on which they can further build on. Another aspect is that it helps the participants to get acquainted with each other.
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Environmental Analysis Workshop Participants gain insight in the environment, changes in the environment, and how this environment affects their work and participants experience the excitement of seeing the whole environment in which they work.
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Historical Examination These questions are especially useful for generating ideas for improving something (the evolutionary approach), but they also help to break thinking out of the evolutionary mode and put it into the revolutionary mode by returning the thinker to the origin and purpose of the idea or solution. By returning to the roots of the problem, a new vision can be created.
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Something from Home To speed up the process of becoming acquainted among workshop participants and to experience a pleasant atmosphere for multicultural groups.
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Animal Sounds The intent is to make the group more comfortable with each other.
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Introductions Conversation To create a group consensus on the aim of an event based on what each person wants
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Idiagram The goal of this process is to build a sophisticated systematic understanding of complex problems and opportunities, to develop a broad strategic insight, and to design more creative solutions. Furthermore, it is used to make more effective decisions and more realistic plans, to build shared vision, ownership, and enthusiasm, communicate effectively with others, and at last, follow through on the vision.
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Unzipping Difficult People To re-imagine difficult people through a mental exercise.
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Different Directions Interventions When a group is blocked in creating new ideas this to generate a number of different directions, ideas or actions can take. The group experience excitement about developing new ideas. This is used as an intervention when a group is blocked in creating new ideas.
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Teachers reflection To be able to appreciate the positive and negative aspects of those who influenced our lives and to raise the question of how to become a more effective teacher.
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Golden Fish and Bridge To define what is current company/organization image and what we would like it to be
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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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Donut Prioritization To prioritize tasks into three levels and to create a quarter timeline.
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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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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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Hidden Gifts Exercise A team building exercise that can be used before the start of a planning exercise.
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Positive Response to Cynicism Responding to situations when a participant says something like, "We have done this same planning process and nothing ever comes of it".
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Circle Discussion To have participants all have an equal opportunity to speak on a topic.
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Three to One Scenarios To create a single scenario that solves an issue.
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Content Processing To reflect on the products of the meeting.
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Buzz Click This is a fun energizer that requires some paying attention, thinking and coordination.
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Predict the worst Object: to avoid little/silent participation within a group. To let all the members of a team to share their frights of possible negative turnovers in the working process.by doing it anonymously/.
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Gratitude Wall To leave nice notes to your team and people in your organization
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Carrousel The purpose of this process is to give sufficient attention to individual questions and to recognise patterns in the need for information. Furthermore it should provide efficient information, something that is done by a number of resource persons. A last intent would be to share answers and outcomes with others in the group in a more interactive way. Basically it should provide the opportunity to individual advise.
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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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Attribute Analysis To determine the attributes of an object or idea and generate ideas based on them.
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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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Have you ever...? The intent of this process is to give participants the oportunity to get to know each better.
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Rotating Flip Charts To provide a method for break-out groups to review each other's work.
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Pareto Chart The purpose of this process is to find out what the priorities of the client should be when facing certain issues.
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Everyone is a Lier an icebreaker helps everyone to learn names and personal/professional information.
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Ship of Fools (Das Narrenschiff) Ship of Fools is an organisational sculpt that can be used for * illustrating problems experienced by a particular type of organisation * illustrating relationships between central and local organisations * developing a strategy by assessing relationships with external organisations * team building by assessing the dynamics in and of teams * identifying the dynamics of a problem set of relationships * providing feedback to a system.
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Clown Poster Reflection To see the multiple levels of meaning found in a picture and experience of sense of awe found in a poster.
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classic
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Imaging a Successful Event To recognise shared success criteria for event design and to appreciate the unique perspectives of colleagues about event design
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Earthquake! This exercise gives a group a chance to have some rowdy fun as an energizer.
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Stakeholder Round Robin Brainstorm To generate ideas from the perspectives of the different stakeholders in the process and to gain insights into these different perspectives.
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The Wind Blows For To learn new things about group members; to recognize similarities and differences
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Key Questions for Recommendations Usually a quick way to reach a decision on the most important issues as perceived by stakeholders when the workshop is running late.
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Contexting Cynicism When a participant says something like, "we have done this all before but we never DO anything different when we get back to our jobs."
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Sequential Questioning To probe a topic from the macro to micro levels
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Making Differences Visible To clarify the differences between different perspectives or positions.
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Meeting Processing To enable the participants to reflect on their experience ofthe meeting.
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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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Thinkx creative problem solving
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