Hope Conversation

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Identification
Level of process: 
Method
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Intent or purpose: 
To discuss our deepest hopes about the future and to experience the power of hoping in the future.
Used as component of: 
Planning for the future needs to be based on hope on the future. This conversations can be used as an introduction
Recognizable Components: 
The Hope conversation is based on the Institute of Cultural Affairs Focused Conversation Method.
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 45 Min.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
A deeper understanding of their own need to hope
Level of participation: 
high
Ideal Conditions: 
relaxed without a lot of pressure.
Potential Pitfalls: 
People unwilling to talk about hope.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Some level of trust.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
any
Setting and Materials: 
nothing special
Resources Needed: 
none
Pre-Work Required: 
Some review of the questions by the facilitator and their own answers to the questions is helpful.
Procedures: 

<b>Context</b><br>
1. We want to do a short conversation about what you hope for.
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<b>Steps</b><br>
1. What is one thing you hope for in the world, not in your personal life but for the world as a whole?<br>
2. What is some thing you hope for in your country?<br>
3. What is some thing you would like to accomplish in your life?<br>
4. What is an image, a picture, in your mind at this moment?<br>
5. What do you feel at this time?<br>
6. What is one reason it is important to hope?<br>
7. What is a way you use to keep hoping?
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<b>Closing</b><br>
1. Everyone who comes to a program is hoping for something. It can be just to please their boss or to get a raise. It can also be hoping for some change in their life. It is part of our task to kindle and keep alive hope in the future.
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How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
None
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Microsoft Office document icon Hope_Conversation.doc37.5 KB
Background
Developer: 
Jon Jenkins
Derived from: 
The basic structure is based on the Focused Conversation Method of the Institute of Cultural Affairs.
History of Development: 

This was prepared for an international training program of facilitators for the Dutch Telephone company.

License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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