Postcards

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Identification
Level of process: 
Method
Intent or purpose: 
To open a meeting by sharing perspectives on the task ahead; getting the agenda on the table and to appreciate different ways of seeing the same situation, problem or project
Used as component of: 
As the introductions to a meeting with people who know each other.
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
1-10
11-25
Remarks about group size: 
6 - 25
Optimal amount of time needed: 
10 - 45 mins.
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Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Participant have a better understanding o of each other
Level of participation: 
High
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Standard
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
Will to be a bit playful
Resources Needed: 
About 2 to 3 post cards per participant with pictures of potential metaphors of the topic being discussed.
Pre-Work Required: 
none
Procedures: 

see file

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
none
File attachments: 
Background
Developer: 
Maureen Jenkins
Derived from: 
The Basic Conversation Method of the Institute of Cultural Affairs
Selected publications: 
ISBN 097297640X
References: 
<p>Stanfield, B., ed. (1997). The Art of Focused Conversation, Toronto: The Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs.</p> <p>Spencer, L. (1989). Winning Through Participation, Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.</p> <p>Wilson, P. H., Harnish, K. & Wright, J. (2003). The Facilitative Way, TeamTech Press, Shawnee Mission, KS. </p>
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Open
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