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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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Compass To generate ideas using all four Innovation Styles of visioning, exploring, experimenting and modifying
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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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Content Processing To reflect on the products of the meeting.
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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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Contingency Diagram Contingency Diagram is a technique for generating ideas concerning and issue or concern that capitalizes on negative thought. By thinking of all the ways you can cause a problem to get worse or continue unchecked, you provide the basis for later developing an action plan to overcome these barriers.
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Convergence: Clustering in Columns To identify similar ideas and to put them together and to create a pattern based on an agreed to set of values.
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Crazy Brain Gym To engage participants in a fun exercise that uses all their senses.
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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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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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Creating a Focus Question One of the important parts of getting a good brainstorm is setting it in context and doing the preparation. That can get you several valuable things. It can get you to a question that really makes sense. It can help you work out how to pose the question and how to get people brainstorming. It can lead you to determine what to do with the list of ideas generated.
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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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Creative Reviewing With the aid of this process participants can "see" their experiences and commnunicate them better to others.
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Critical Path Method To determine the critical path of product or service deliver of an organization or unit
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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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Curious Ice Breaker To introduce people in a way that deepens people?s understanding of who the group is and to experience the many reasons people are curious and who they are curious about.
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Cut up and Move Around To develop understanding various relationships between elements of a solution. To create different perspectives about a solution.
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Cynical remarks - personal responsibility The participants take responsibility for making a difference when actions are not carried out. This come to awareness often when a cynical remark is made in the meeting such as, "we do this planning all the time but nothing is ever done."
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Decision Ruler To determine what the group would mean by consensus and how far they are from that point.
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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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Delphi Method Decision making structured in different rounds
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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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Detachment Game To begin the discussion of how to sustain oneself as a change agent and to experience the dynamics of being detached from things.
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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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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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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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Discussion of a model This is a way of refining or further develop a model, plan, plan or a solution to a problem.
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Do Self Evaluation of Work So Far To unblock a group that has developed a vision but seems to be stuck about moving to implementation planning.
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Doing a round The intent is to get a contribution from everybody in the group.
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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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Don't let your partners down The goal of this exercise is to revitalize energies and to work jointly.
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Donut Prioritization To prioritize tasks into three levels and to create a quarter timeline.
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Drawing a Vision To enable a group to create a concrete operational vision of the future.
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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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Dynamic Systems Ice Breaker To be able to experience a dynamic system in a fun way.
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Earthquake! This exercise gives a group a chance to have some rowdy fun as an energizer.
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Effective Organization Conversation To discuss the characteristics of an effective and an ineffective organization and to struggle with avoiding the characteristics of an ineffective organization.
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Eliminate To be able to reach agreement by eliminating alternative solutions that participants can not live with.
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Email Questions The intent of this method is to enable groups who find it difficult to participate in group workshops. It allows people to prepare their thinking before hand and even discuss the questions with colleagues.
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End of Meeting Reflection To reflect on the meaning of the meeting that is in the process of concluding and to bring to consciousness the importance of the meeting and to create a corporate story of the event.
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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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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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Evaluation by Values This procedure allows groups to evaluate a limited number of ideas against a range of criteria. They then can select the best of the ideas.
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Everyone is a Lier an icebreaker helps everyone to learn names and personal/professional information.
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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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Facilitating Virtual Teams Virtual distributed or face to face meeting facilitations
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facilitation
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Fear in a Hat The purpose of this activity is to raise the awareness of the group to problems they all share, and to thereby bring the group closer together.
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Feedback Loops Exercise To practice using feedback loops to analyze a business situation. and to experience the power of understanding a business from a systems thinking perspective.
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Final exercise To complete the experience of a workshop that has involved active physical exercises (rope, planks etc). Helps embed teamworking and creativity, and "lifts" participants at conclusion of workshop.
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