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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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SWOT Analysis Review To gain insight over the pluses and minuses of the last year and the coming year and togain confidence in the state of the department.
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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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Synectics "Synectics is based on a simple concept for problem solving and creative thinking - you need to generate ideas, and you need to evaluate ideas. Whilst this may be stating the obvious the methods used to perform these two tasks are extremely powerful." (see website)
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System Modeling The intent is to find the source of a problem within a complex system.
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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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Systematized Direct Induction To involve staff or representative stakeholder in providing input in a change process.
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T project - process review ? Review the work process ? Capture what went well/what went badly ? Assign action for promulgating lessons learned and reuseable assets
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Taking a walk To provide short refreshing brakes every 1/2 hour during a meeting
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Teachers reflection To be able to appreciate the positive and negative aspects of those who influenced our lives and to raise the question of how to become a more effective teacher.
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Team Jigsaw Puzzle Game To promote teambuilding and create awareness for need to work cross-functionally
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Temperature Checks To make sure that everyone is in agreement with the direction the group is going in, the methods being used to get their and that the pace is appropriate.
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Ten Kinds of Person Participants have a chance to learn more about each other by sharing things about themself using the phrase, ? am the kind of person who..."" ten times.
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Ten Words To help the participants think critically about an issue, and focus on what is importnat. To reduce time wasted by lengthy unfocused explanations or discussions.
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The Circle of Opportunity To force relationships between attributes that are randomly created and selected and to experience the process of moving away from standard ways of thinking.
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The Greeting Game To enable participants to loosen up with one another with humorous greetings.
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The Incident Method The purpose of this method is to deal with problems together and find new approaches and solutions.
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The Journalistic Six To generate a more inclusive set of ideas. These are the six key questions that journalism students are taught to answer somewhere in their news articles to make sure that they have covered the whole story. For creative thinkers, these questions stimulate thinking about the idea in question and allow approaches to it from various angles.
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The Leader as Guide To reflect on the need for being a guide and being guided and to experience the demand to be a guide as a manger
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the paper clip method Showing people the power of brainstorming
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The Project Tree To enable a group to analyze together how the different parts of their plan relate to one another before moving to a timeline.
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The Sage Conversation To reflect on the experience of encountering people of wisdom and to experience the demand to become wise.
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The Silent Mindmap To generate a diversity of new ideas through silent, visual dialogue.
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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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The Teleconference Roundtable There are a growing number of tools for facilitating videoconferences and teleconferences. Here is one of the simplest for enhancing personal contact during a teleconference. It is simple, but does take a bit of preparation beforehand. Purpose: To provide a visual connection with the voices heard during a teleconference.
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The Wall of Woe To enable participants to externalize their own negative perspectives toward a situation they must manage. This is intended as an opening exercise at the beginning of a workshop, although it could turn up when it’s clear the group is facing what they consider an impossible situation.
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The Wind Blows For To learn new things about group members; to recognize similarities and differences
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Theme Analysis Workshop Participants clarify the issues relative to each theme in the work of the up coming year and clarify the benefits and issues relative to areas that need to be considered.
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Thesaurus Browsing This is a creativity technique using the thesaurus as a resource.
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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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Thinkx creative problem solving
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Three to One Scenarios To create a single scenario that solves an issue.
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Throwing Names To remind participants of colleagues' names and to recall fellow participant's names and to save the embarrassment of not knowing someone's name.
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Time Management Nearly everyone has been in a meeting that ran over time. Often this means that the last item on the agenda is dropped and put on the next agenda. Sometimes real unanticipated issues come up that need to be dealt with but not necessarily in this meeting. An issue that was assumed to be simple turned out to be much more complex and time consuming than anticipated. Diverse unplanned distractions may arise that need time to be dealt with.
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Timelining Actions To set either starting or ending or both dates for a set of actions in a plan.
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TOUR D?HORIZON To enable a group to share their different perspectives concerning the implications of a future situation that their organisation or group is moving toward.<br><br> To enable the individual members to share their thinking about the implications of future developments for the current and up-coming operations of the organisation. <br><br> To empower the group by enabling them to see their commonality in facing the future.
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Traffic Signs Learning Game To exchange ideas about how to lead sales conversation
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Treat Cynicism Seriously These are interventions that can be used when someone says something like "You know, we've been involved in loads of these facilitated sessions. We get all fired up, share our ideas, then we get back to our "real" jobs and nothing ever gets done...."
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Trip to Work Exercise Participants practice defining smaller and smaller steps in the process of travelling from home to work. and they struggle with becoming clear about what assumptions we are using.
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TRIZ Structured approach to generating and evaluating ideas See www.aitriz.org
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Troubleshooting To identify potential blocks or impediments to implementing the plan.
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Tug of War Combining the worst and the best factors to find a solution
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Turn poem into subject keywords story
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Underlying Contradictions Workshop (LENS) To articulate the blocks to realizing the practical vision and to experience the recognition of the dysfunctional aspects of an organization.
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Unzipping Difficult People To re-imagine difficult people through a mental exercise.
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Up-down-right-left This is a fun energizer that can be used to help participants to experience a change process that is quite counter - intuitive.
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V-R-C Process A quick planning process.
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Value Drivers and Critical Success Factors Workshop OD 6 To maximize the value from an opportunity and to reach agreement with the whole value change about what the Value Drives and Critical Success Factors are.
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Value-based Decision Making For some groups, the broader value context of the decision being made is as important to them as the content of the issue at hand. In this case, it can greatly help a group to reflect first on their own values, and then proceed to the issue about which they will decide. The objective is to provide an opportunity to reflect on the value context for the decision about to be discussed.
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Vision Review Workshop To briefly review the vision statement of the department, to look at accomplishments toward that vision and to look how it might be implemented in the future year and to gain confidence in the value of the vision and it?s application to the day to day work.
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