Consensus Workshop Method

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Basic Workshop Method ToP Workshop Method
Level of process: 
Application
Method category: 
Intent or purpose: 
This is the generic form of the ToP workshop specific applications many of which are found here.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
1 - 18-
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Setting and Materials: 
Flipchart, cards, white/black boards, or a sticky wall, markers, etc.
Pre-Work Required: 
Develop a clear statement of the focused question.
Procedures: 

1. Ask a focus question, <br>
2. Each person brainstorms answers, <br>
3. Write answers on cards or flipchart,<br>
4. Cluster ideas to answer the focus question, <br>
5. Name results, <br>
6. Reflect and resolve <br>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Background
Developer: 
The Institute of Cultural Affairs
Derived from: 
Found in Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools". See download section.
History of Development: 

Developed in the mid 1960's and refind over the next 40 plus years.

Selected publications: 
0840361963 0865714703
References: 
Spencer, L. (1989). Winning Through Participation, Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing<br> Stanfield, B. (2002), for The Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs, The Workshop Book: From Individual Creativity to Group Action, British Columbia: New Society Publishers.
License Model: 
Open
Suppliers
Creators: 
Namesort descending City Country
Creative Human Relations Solutions Fayetteville United States
ICA Associates, Inc. Toronto, Ontario Canada
Trainers: 
Namesort descending City Country
Creative Human Relations Solutions Fayetteville United States
Helen J. Wythe & Associates Winnipeg Canada
ICA Associates, Inc. Toronto, Ontario Canada
Consultants: 
Namesort descending City Country
Creative Human Relations Solutions Fayetteville United States
Helen J. Wythe & Associates Winnipeg Canada
ICA Associates, Inc. Toronto, Ontario Canada
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