Minimal Participation

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Minimal Participation by members who don’t feel invested in the topic
Intent or purpose: 
To enable equitable participation of participants.
Recommended size of group: 
unknown
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Examples of successes and failures: 
A typical mistake is to "act as though silence signifies agreement with what’s been said. "Ignore them and be thankful they’re not making trouble."
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Procedures: 

Look for an opportunity to have a discussion on “What’s important to me about this topic?” Have people break into small groups to begin the discussion. This gives everyone time to explore their own stake in the outcome.

How flexible is the process?: 
Very
Background
Developer: 
Community at Work team with Sam Kaner
Selected publications: 
0787982660
References: 
Kaner, Sam et al, “Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making,” New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada, 1996, pp. 114-118
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