Email Questions

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Intent or purpose: 
The intent of this method is to enable groups who find it difficult to participate in group workshops. It allows people to prepare their thinking before hand and even discuss the questions with colleagues.
Used as component of: 
This can be used as a subtitue for the initial part of a workshop.
Types of Participants: 
People reluctant to work in groups.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 plus hours
Howto
Level of participation: 
Medium high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Resources Needed: 
All participants need access to email.
Pre-Work Required: 
A set of 7 questions are prepared and emailed to each of the participants.
Procedures: 

1. Prepare seven questions two weeks before the meeting and email them to all the participants and ask them to prepare their answers.<br>
2. When the meeting starts assign people to small groups to share their thinking about the seven questions (an alternative is to have them share their thinking about a few of the questions.<br>
3. As the groups to reach and agreement and to suggest their answers to the questions to the whole group..

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
The solutions need to be processed.
Background
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unknown
History of Development: 

This has be successfully used in large intergovernmental institutions.

License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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