Name Tents

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Identification
Level of process: 
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
To provide visual signals for the facilitator about what is happening with the group. To decrease the risk of disruptive behavior by providing channels that it can take.
Used as component of: 
Meetings, workshops and training sessions
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
1 - 2 minutes
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Name tents on tables in front of the participants and facilitator.
Level of participation: 
medium
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Resources Needed: 
Sheets of paper folded horizonally making a tent with two outside sections and two inside sections and markers
Pre-Work Required: 
The tents should be prepare ahead of time or commercial one purchased
Procedures: 

<p>1 Have the tents on the table.<br>
2.. Ask people to put their name on one outside section of the tent.<be>
3. On the second outside section of the tent put a symbol or word that indicates a successful outcome of the session.<br>
4. On one of the inside sections of the tent write the word BREAK.<be>
5. On the other inside section put ???????.<br>
6. Expain that if they want a break they should put the BREAK side toward the Facilitator and if they don't understand what is going on or have other questions they should put the section with ?????? toward the facilitator.<br>
7. When a number of BREAKS or ?????? are showing take a break or answer questions.</br></p>

How flexible is the process?: 
medium
Follow-Up Required: 
none
Background
Developer: 
unknown
History of Development: 

Described by JERRY LINNINS, CPT
Learning-Performance-Quality Manager, Blue Shield of California
jerry.linnins@blueshieldca.com

References: 
Retrieved from Training Ideas Listserve February 22, 2005 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Training-Ideas
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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Creators: 
Trainers: 
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Imaginal Training Groningen Netherlands
Consultants: 
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Imaginal Training Groningen Netherlands
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