Simultaneous Committees

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Application
Method
Intent or purpose: 
To have small groups to work on part of the planning process.
Used as component of: 
Project, action or strategic planning processes.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
6 - 12 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Pre-Work Required: 
The tasks need to be divided relatively evenly. This may not be easily done before the workshop but some thought about how to divide can be thought about.
Procedures: 

1. Groups of two or more are given a portion of the task to create a plan of action, then<br>
2. Report back to the group,<br>
3. Reflect on reports,<br>
4. Make changes,<br>
5. Reach agreement.<br>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
None
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
Found on Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools" list.
Selected publications: 
0865713472
References: 
Kaner, Sam with Lenny Lind, Catherine Toldi, Sarah Fisk and Duane Berger: Facilitator?s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, New Society Press, 1996, p. 83.
License Model: 
Open
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