Active reviewing intervention

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Haven't I seen that before?
Level of process: 
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
To get understanding of an event that happened through the display of a different point of view. This can be used as an intervention when something happens in a workshop that needs to be resolved.
Used as component of: 
This is a way of bringing awareness when there is a behaviour that is problematic for a group.
Recommended size of group: 
1-10
11-25
Remarks about group size: 
3 - 25
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Group discussions and new awareness of inappropriate or disruptive behaviour.
Level of participation: 
As high as possible
Potential Pitfalls: 
No agreement and heated discussions
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Facilitator remains calm and objective
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Procedures: 

This technique is useful to reconstruct an event or behaviour that has caused problems in a group.

1. Stop the group and ask permission to take a look at the last few minutes during which something disruptive happened.

2. Ask team members take over the roles and re-enact a scene from different angles. The other team members have to clarify why the disruptive activity happened, how it happened, what the outcomes were and the conclusion.

3. After each reenactment discuss what happened and why it happened. You are not seeking blame but understanding of the group's participation in the disruptive behaviour.

Background
Developer: 
Dr. Roger Greenaway
Selected publications: 
0 905425 09 X
References: 
Greenaway, R. (1993). Active reviewing. Retrieved March 2, 2008, from http://reviewing.co.uk/actrev.htm
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