Supporting and equalizing participation
To give everyone an opportunity to share their thinking about a topic.
1. Arrange the room so that everyone can see everyone else's face.
2. Give a brief statement of the topic.
3. Explain the process. Everyone can speak without interruption. People can speak whenever they are moved to or one after another going from left to right. there is a time limit (or not)..
4. After everyone has made their statements discuss the ideas that came up.
Variations: use a talking stick or foam ball or been bag; end a meeting with a few feeling words, seven words or less;
Source: Sam Kaner, et all, Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Jossey-Bass, 2014, pages 121-123
Derived from: Jo Nelson "Meeting Tools"
History of Development: Also known as Round Robin