RoleStorming

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Identification
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Method
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Intent or purpose: 
To generate ideas from the perspective of people not present in the room.
Used as component of: 
Any standard workshop that has an idea generating component and where stakeholders or useful perspectives are not present in th workshop
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
6 - 12 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
High
Potential Pitfalls: 
Some wprk is needed to get the group "into" the perspective(s) not present.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Resources Needed: 
Flipchart, markers, paper, etc.
Pre-Work Required: 
Some preparation to get the group to take the perspective of the person not present.
Procedures: 

1. Brainstorm answers from the perspective of a character not in the room to come up with new perspectives and insights
2. This can be done by putting up sheets of paper with the name of the perspective that is missing. Have people walk from sheet to sheet to write their ideas from that perspective.

Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
Found on Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools"
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. 163.
License Model: 
Open
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