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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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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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Turn poem into subject keywords story
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Left-hand, Right-hand Column To be able to identify the internal dialogue that takes place when in conversation with someone else and to become aware of the tacit assumptions, which govern our conversation and contribute to blocking our purpose in real-life situations, and to develop a way of talking about those tacit assumptions more effectively
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Recheck Project Mandate To unblock a group that seems to be stuck.
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Movie Posters We see posters advertising new movies quite often in public places. They summarize with visual images, a dramatic title and a few critical phrases, an entire story and its characters. This method aims at letting the group create the poster for their “movie”. It can be used for summarizing learnings, for reporting on team activities over the past period of time, for building a common story about something that has taken place in the organization.
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SWOT Analysis To come to an agreement about the current situation of the project and to understand and appreciate the project's unique situation.
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Escalating Body Language to control talking The use of body language to suggest that a speaker has talked for too long and it is time for them to let others talk.
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Success Criteria To reach an agreement with the group about what a succesful outcome of the meeting would look like.
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Consensus Workshop Method This is the generic form of the ToP workshop specific applications many of which are found here.
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Mapping Road to Agreement Using a systematic approach to clarifying points of agreement and disagreement and to work through those of disagreement.<br> This technique should be used when clarity is needed about where there is agreement and disagreement.
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Panther, Person, Porcupine It is an easy, fun, silly, only remotely competitive, and rich with discussion-worthiness game.
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Pick an Animal This is a way of closing a workshop while leaving each person with a symbol of the work.
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Future vision Ask the people who are participating in the facilitation process to imagine that they live many years later, say 2020. In 2020 all the problems of the participant are solved and the goals are reached. Ask him/her to imagine how it has been done.
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Multilingual Introductions This is a way for large groups to introduce themselves when they are several nationalities, languages present.
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