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Paint the Picture To generate ideas based on shared information presented during the meeting.
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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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Let's make rhythm To relax the atmosphere of a meeting, to set more friendly beginnig and to spot out the importance of group/team work
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i) Sherman Tank
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Introduction Interview The intent of this method is that participants feel more comfortable around each other and to create a more informal atmosphere.
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Non-Verbal Walk Participants see the impact of non-verbal communication and to recognize the importance of stereotypes and first impressions and feel the strength of non-verbal communication, while having fun meeting new colleagues.
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strategic planning
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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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Arrival Marbles To enable a group to safely talk about their feelings and concerns in arriving at a meeting.
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Impatience by participants To deal with impatience by some members of the group or the group as a whole
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Advanced Dotmocracy The goal of this process is to collect and discuss ideas among large groups.
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Paper Tower Game For Part A To reinforce planning, cooperation and to realize that perceived boundaries might not be real.For Part B: Knowing the technical limit does not guarantee that it can be reached if there's not enough time but that you still get a lot better result through detailed planning and learning. It is also to become aware of assumptions and planning is useful.
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Punctuality Poker To motivate participants to return on time from breaks
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Plusses and Deltas This is used as an end of the day quick evaluation in a longer program.
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Q-Storming To expand the range of solutions considered during a group discussion, in order to arrive at a more creative and effective conclusion.
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Go Around and Comment This is a quick and simple exercise at the end of the day to evaluate it. It is not intended as a complete evaluation but as a simple one. It is normally used when time is tight and a longer evaluation of the whole program will take palce later.
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Recipes for Teamwork To allow a diverse group to combine their ideas, and by so doing to get better acquainted with the way one another think and work.
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Random Words To generate new ideas using randomly generated words and to experience being creative in a group setting.
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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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Knowledge Sharing To determine what additional information, etc is needed by the group
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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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Eliminate To be able to reach agreement by eliminating alternative solutions that participants can not live with.
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Participant's summary To move the group toward a decision when they seem to be stuck.
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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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Missing communication To develop realisation in a team that they need to communicate more/better. Even if they think they have what they need, someone else in the team may have vital extra information.
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One or Two Silent Members Improve participation of everyone in the group.
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Needs and Offers Negotiation To develop an agreed to plan
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Symbols warm-up Use early in process, to enable participants to get to know each other and begin to focus on appreciation and listening skills. This also sets the tone for a workshop where we pay respectful attention to each other's aspirations and thinking.
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Personal Pictures Participants introduce themselves in a more visual way and experience some new aspect of the people they work with.
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Group Juggle This process can be used so as to learn each others' names and develop some sense of interconnectedness or to release stress.
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Good Friend Conversation To reflect on the issue of being a good friend to a friend or colleague who is in trouble and to experience the struggle of being an effective good friend.
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6-3-5 Method a group creativity technique used in marketing, advertising, design, writing and product development originally developed by Professor Bernd Rohrbach in 1968.
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Parking Lot Poster This allows the group to capture items that are outside the scope of the meeting or session in a holding category that can be dealt with at another time. A parking lot helps channel potential disruptive behavior.
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Appreciative Inquiry: 4 Destiny Phase To create possible pilot projects, change initiatives and actions that have potential to move us toward the future we want as articulated in our design propositions.
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Imaging Markets To create a series of images of the client to use as a way of improving relationships and to be excited about a new series of images of the client.
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Geometry To enable a group to reflect on how they work together -- what are some of their habitual patterns of interaction?
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Portfolio Development Facilitating clients in developing a portfolio through activities for reflection
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Recipes for Teamwork To allow a diverse group to combine their ideas, and by doing so to get better acquainted with the way one another think and work.
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Speak from Your own Perspective To enable members to quickly gain a picture of he breadth of the group?s thinking. By seeing all the parts, the group gains a sense of the whole and to encourage participants to offer their points of view on the topic at hand.
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Ritual Dissent / Assent This is a workshop method designed to test and enhance proposals, stories, ideas or whatever by subjecting them to ritualised dissent (challenge) or assent (positive alternatives). In all cases it is a forced listening technique, not a dialogue or discourse. It can be used on its own, or linked to a broad range of other methods.
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Six Thinking Hats 2 To enhance the ability of a group to see an issue from a number of perspectives, rather than to argue one perspective against another.
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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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Round-robin on facts To get share as many facts about the situation as possibnle.
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Blue-sky Thinking To generate a variety of ideas with as much divergence as possible.
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What - Who - When To assign responsibility and determine ending dates for an action plan.
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SIPOC To map the business processes of an organization
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Human Map This is a fun introduction focusing on where people were born, currently live or went to school.
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Minimal Participation To enable equitable participation of participants.
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Reframing Silence When a number of people are silent in a workshop.
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Closings This is a description of the dynamics of closings including intellectual, social, symbolic, plans for the future dimensions.
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