Category Archives: Info-gathering

Weighted Voting

This is useful when there are concerns about either A) having the ability to implement a decision or B) people expressing strong opinions without considering the real implications of implementing those opinions. People are asked to vote among a variety … Continue reading

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Amoeba Discussion

This is a useful way to quickly gather information and conduct discussion on a topic while getting input from all participants. It also helps get input from people in a less verbal way and helps add energy to a meeting … Continue reading

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Standing Line

This tool is really useful for getting people out of “talking head” mode and general increases energy in the room quickly by getting people to walk around. Also, it creates a really fast way to visually “read” what’s going on … Continue reading

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Revolving Flipcharts

  Each workgroup has a specific color marker they use (e.g labor uses blue, enviros use green) Each workgroup gets a long while to create their priorities or brainstorm. Then each workgroup rotates to the next workgroups’ flipchart, taking their … Continue reading

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Bridge Building

Group describes the desired future that a group is working toward (if larger than 12 break out and report back) Post desired future on R-hand of wall Current reality – now have groups record existing state of the group Post … Continue reading

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