Mapping Road to Agreement

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Intent or purpose: 
Using a systematic approach to clarifying points of agreement and disagreement and to work through those of disagreement.<br> This technique should be used when clarity is needed about where there is agreement and disagreement.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
6 - 18 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Resources Needed: 
Flipcharts, markers, paper, etc.
Pre-Work Required: 
Some work has been done and a discussion has happened but the grouip is blocked.
Procedures: 

1. Ask group to state current points of agreement. <br>
2. Help group name current unsettled points.<br>
3. Brainstorm key points to settle. <br>
4. Choose teams to deal with issues and<br>
5. Build model for agreement.

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
create implementation plan and close the session
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
Found on Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools" list
Selected publications: 
ISBN 0932935486
References: 
Williams B. R. (1993). More than 50 ways to build team consensus, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press p. 113,
License Model: 
Open
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