Individual Writing

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Identification
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Method
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Intent or purpose: 
To allow each person to spend a few minutes thinking, organizing their thoughts and putting them on paper before sharing them. .
Used as component of: 
any workshop
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 18 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Resources Needed: 
Paper and pencils or pens
Pre-Work Required: 
The instructions and the discussion need to be thought through.
Procedures: 

1. Describe the process, how long it will take and what the intent is.<br>
2. Describe the background for the exercise and say what the specific assignment is. It is useful to say if anyone will see the writing. It can be an exercise to clarify thinking.<br>
3. Say how long they have to write.<br>
4. Give warning about the amount of time.<br>
5. Bring the groujp back to gether.<br>
6. Ask for volunteers to share their writing.<br>
7. Discuss the material<br>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Background
Developer: 
Sam Kaner
Derived from: 
Found in Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools". See Downloads
Selected publications: 
0865713472
References: 
Kaner, S., Lind, L., Toldi, C., Fisk, S., & Berger, D. (1996). Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC., p. 77
License Model: 
Open
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