Push - pull Ground Rules

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Participant / Facilitator Generated Ground Rules
Level of process: 
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
To establish agreement about norms of behaviour by the facilitator and the group.
Used as component of: 
Meetings, workshops and training programs
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
1 - 3 minutes
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
A list of norms of behavior that the group has agreed to.
Level of participation: 
medium
Potential Pitfalls: 
violation of the rules without consequences
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
The facilitator needs to handle this with a light touch if the group is not familar with ground rules.
Resources Needed: 
Flip chart paper and markers
Pre-Work Required: 
The facilitator needs to have their own set of rules. It is also a good idea to put them up ahead of the session.
Procedures: 

<p>1. The facilitator puts up his or her ground rules on a sheet of flipchart paper.<br>
2. The facilitator explains the reason for groundd rules.<br>
3. The facilitator asks for additional ground rules and puts them up. <br>
4. The facilitator asks for agreement to these rules.</br></p>

How flexible is the process?: 
Not very
Follow-Up Required: 
If someone violates the rule the facilitator points this out to the person.
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
unknown
History of Development: 

unknown

References: 
This method was described by JERRY LINNINS, CPT Learning-Performance-Quality Manager, Blue Shield of California jerry.linnins@blueshieldca.com Retrieved from Training Ideas Listserve February 22, 2005 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Training-Ideas
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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Imaginal Training Groningen Netherlands
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Imaginal Training Groningen Netherlands
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