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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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Doing a round The intent is to get a contribution from everybody in the group.
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Critical Success Factors Participants evaluate participants' job in relation to the critical success factors of their company and experience the power of objectifying one's work with the critical success factors of one's company.
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Quick Reviews in 5 minutes This process is used when there is not much time left, but a review is nevertheless wanted or needed.
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MATEC To generate very divergent technical solutions for technical problems using word association
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Cause-and-Effect-Diagram This process is used to find possible sources of mistakes, or possibilities to improve certain factors in order to enhance the effect.
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Mission Pyramids For a group to develop a mission statement or other similar statements.
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Force Field analysis The purpose of this analysis is to create a plan for the implementation of change. Furthermore, it helps the team members to think realistically about changes and obstacles that might occur during a process.
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Fire Houses and Day Care Centers To move build consensus in a highly politicized and fairly polarized (yet congenial) group by moving them from positions (which polarize us) to goals and constraints (which may have more agreement than is indicated by the positions).
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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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Mutual Influence Conversation To consider the influence that two or three stakeholders have upon one another
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Definitions of Success (OD-8) To establish concise Definitions of Success for the project or opportunity and to reach agreement about what a completed successful project or opportunity looks like. This method also helps the team to think in phased based ways.
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Active Listening To slow down a discussion, to demonstrate that you have heard what the person has said, to stop a person from dominating the conversation.
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Playing with the Topic Using toys as metaphors for the issue the meeting is dealing.
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Systematic Problem Solving To identify core sources to a problem and to develop an action plan to address these core problems.
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Inclusinve Principles To find common ground when solutions to a problem are in opposition to each other.
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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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Working Assumptions The Working Assumptions create an atmosphere of respect in the room without being moralistic with rules.
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Eye colour Participants in a team get to know each other in informal way, also - through physical activity it sets the good start of a meeting
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Applied Imagination: Question Summary This is a poster that will help trigger ideas by posing a variety of questions about ideas.
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Levelling of expectations The intent of this procedure is to give the participants confidence in the workshop or training and on the other hand it is used to give the facilitator an idea about the needs of the participants.
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Leadership Conversation Participants reflect on qualities of good leadership
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Quick Reviews in 20 minutes This process is used when there is not much time left, but a review is nevertheless wanted or needed.
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multi-voting To select from a list of ideas for further work.
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Dialogue Mapping The intent of this process is to structure meeting discussions, to assure that the focus stays on the issued topics and to ascertain that all opinions are heard, and comments are focused on the statements, not on the persons who said it.
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Preventing Disruptive Behaviour To deal with potential unnecessary disruptive behaviour at the beginning of the session and not when it arrises.
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System Modeling The intent is to find the source of a problem within a complex system.
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Review the Visioning Process <p>1 A highly politicized and fairly polarized (yet congenial) group<br> 2 A recognized lack of collaboration and partnership<br> 3 Votes are split along predictable lines<br> 4 Common ground that seems to get built keeps shifting.<br> 5 The process of getting to the vision is blocking the group.
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Change Management
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Problem Definition To generate ideas about how to implement the reverse of the current state of affairs and to experience the possibility of looking at a problem as an opportunity to create a new solutions.
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Create a Deadline To get a group that has a vision but is not able to move to the implementation phase.
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Nominal Group Technique To allow a group to make a choice among a number of options or topics. This technique is effective when trying to decide on highly controversial issues or when a team is stuck or in disagreement. In most instances you will have finished discussion of the issues and some type of multivoting, and have selected a group of issues.
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Thesaurus Browsing This is a creativity technique using the thesaurus as a resource.
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Wagon Wheel (Review tool) Particpant have an opportunity to review a session or a workshop.
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Opening Conversation A way of quickly agreeing to what will come out of a meeting
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Reframing Problems To restate the problem to better understand it from different perspectives.
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Polling To find out what the current thinking of the various participants.
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Guess My Chew A very funny and even silly energizer.
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Dominos: A Communication Exercise To represent the assumptions we make about our own and others operational definitions of words; i.e. above, down, beside, below, horizontal. Illustrate the value of seeking clarity in communication.
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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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