Contexting Cynicism

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Identification
Level of process: 
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
When a participant says something like, "we have done this all before but we never DO anything different when we get back to our jobs."
Used as component of: 
Any planning session
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
5-3 minutes
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Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Agreement to do things to implement the plan
Level of participation: 
medium
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Setting and Materials: 
none
Resources Needed: 
none
Pre-Work Required: 
none
Procedures: 

A context is necessary: "The future is informed by our actions in the past, but we are not doomed to do things the way they were done in the past." Or, "In order to make sure our time we've spent together here is worthwhile, we need to make sure our resolve is going to make a difference." <br><br>

"What are each of you personally going to do in your "real" day-to-day activities that will make sure that we succeed?" And I make sure that the person who raised the question answers it with the others.

Follow-Up Required: 
Chech to see that the plan is being implemented
Background
Developer: 
Jo Nelson
Derived from: 
A discussion on the GRP-FACL listserve See http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/archives/grp-facl.html
References: 
See http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/archives/grp-facl.html
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Open
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