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Plus, Minus, Interesting To select between a limited number of ideas the most helpful.
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Client Window The purpose of this process is to avoid repeating past mistakes and to assure meeting a client's/group's expectations.
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Ask for contribution When a participant is disrupting the session and seems to want to say something.
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Active Pre-plays Active Pre-plays (or rehearsals) are a natural development of action replays. They simply focus on future possibilities rather than on past events. Acting out alternative courses of action is more committing than talk, but is less committing than the real thing. 1. pre-plays create quick and convenient opportunities for second attempts (compared to real second attempts). There may also be fewer distractions from key issues. 2. pre-plays create opportunities for experimenting with alternatives 3. individuals can swap roles with each other, leading towards criticism becoming more constructive...
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Good Manager Workshop To demonstrate the method of building a rational thought thru model and to experience the power of careful thinking.
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Traffic Signs Learning Game To exchange ideas about how to lead sales conversation
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Hope Conversation To discuss our deepest hopes about the future and to experience the power of hoping in the future.
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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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Different Directions To generate a number of different directions an idea or action can take and to experience excitement about developing new ideas.
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Active Replay: Clarifying What Happened Clarifying what happened by 1. keeping everyone in the group informed about what others were doing (especially where a group has split into smaller units during an activity) 2. informing others outside the group about a group event (or possibly just to update the trainer following an independent exercise) 3. reconstructing a distant or complex event (to help people recall and relive the facts and feelings of an event)
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Active Replay: Investigating What Happened Investigating What Happened: 1. Awareness-raising (bringing out different points of view and disagreements; 2. Focusing on issues which participants have found difficult to recognise or confront during the activity 3. Analysing a problem (similar to reconstructing the scene of a crime)
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Delphi Method Decision making structured in different rounds
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Brainstorming To generate many ideas in a group setting
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