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Identification
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Method
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Intent or purpose: 
Using toys as metaphors for the issue the meeting is dealing.
Used as component of: 
Any Meeting
Types of Participants: 
They need to be a little playful
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 45 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
A variety of toys should be on the table. At least 1.5 to 2.0 toys per participant available.
Pre-Work Required: 
Select a variety of types of toys.
Procedures: 

1. Put out ?toys?. <br>
2. Ask each person to pick a toy. <br>
3. Have the participants use the toy as a metaphor: ?Use this toy to describe the issue we are working on today.?

Background
Developer: 
Joanna Beyers Phd
History of Development: 

Found on Jo Nelson's Meeting Tools (see downloads).

License Model: 
Open
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