Move on and come back

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Level of process: 
Method
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
<p>For a group that is having difficulty in creating consensus because:<br> 1. A highly politicized and fairly polarized (yet congenial) group<br> 2. A recognized lack of collaboration and partnership<br> 3. Votes are split along predictable lines<br> 4. Common ground that seems to get built keeps shifting.</br></p>
Used as component of: 
Any meeting where the group is stuck on creating a vision or other component in a plan
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
5 min. to explain the process
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
The group has time to think about the items and can come back with a fresh prespective
Level of participation: 
high
Potential Pitfalls: 
Postions are more dug in.
How is success evaluated: 
The component is done.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
any
Setting and Materials: 
none
Resources Needed: 
none
Pre-Work Required: 
none
Procedures: 

<p>1. Assuming the group had other issues to address in this multi-day meeting, <br>
2. Suspend the existing vision statement process; <br>
3. move on to other agenda items; and<br>
4. then come back to the vision.</br></p>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
none
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
A suggestion by Paula M. Diller at pmariad@SPRYNET.COM in the GRP-FACL listserve
Epistemological Framework: 
unknown
History of Development: 

unknown but it is very common

References: 
Paula M. Diller pmariad@SPRYNET.COM http://www.albany.edu/cpr/gf
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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