Parking Lot Poster

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Parking Lot
Level of process: 
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
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.
Used as component of: 
A workshop
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
a few minutes the inroduction & for each item parked
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Participants who are anxious about getting ideas on the floor but are not part of the discussion have a place to list them.
Level of participation: 
medium
Potential Pitfalls: 
This can be seen and used as a way of avoiding a problem.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
any
Resources Needed: 
Flip chart paper and markers
Pre-Work Required: 
none
Procedures: 

<p>1. At the introduction of the session the parking lot is introduced and how it operates.<br>
2. When an issue or suggestion comes up that is outside the scope of the workshop, the facilitator (or a participant points this out.<br>
3. The facilitator asks the group for their permission to put it in the parking lot.<br>
4. If the group says yes, then it is put there.<br>
5. If not the facilitator asks for clarification about its place in the workshop. The point here is to connect the idea to the work that has already been done.<br>
6. The workshop continues.<br>
7. At the end of the workshop the facilitator asks the group how the parking lot will be dealt with and who will be responsible.</br></p>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
The parking lot needs to be dealt with.
Background
Developer: 
Unknown
Derived from: 
unknown
History of Development: 

unknown

References: 
The Parking Lot was suggested by JERRY LINNINS, CPT Learning-Performance-Quality Manager, Blue Shield of California jerry.linnins@blueshieldca.com. It was downloaded from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Training-Ideas
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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Trainers: 
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Imaginal Training Groningen Netherlands
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Imaginal Training Groningen Netherlands
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