- Many markers of different colors
Setting: End rolls or flipchart paper attached to the walls of the opening session room.
Ideal conditions: Lots of wall space with paper placed on the walls. Markers would be available near the walls.
Pre-Work Required: Putting up the paper and formulating the assignment
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: any
Facilitator personality fit: any
1. When people enter the main room of the conference, have a focus question or topic clearly posted. Ask participants to put their thoughts, drawings, sayings, etc. in relation to the topic on sheets of paper on the walls around the room.
2. Also ask them to visit the rest of the graffiti in the room
1. Once the program is about to start ask a volunteer to summarize the sheets they are standing near. Give them 30 seconds.
2. If there is time ask:
- What other images do your remember seeing?
- What were some sayings or ideas that you remember?
- What are some of the common themes about service that you see?
- What were some unique or surprising ideas?
- What at this point are we saying about the topic (e.g our becoming more service oriented)?
- What would you like to see implemented?
Lets move into the next part of the opening.
Follow-Up Required: none
Usual or Expected Outcomes: Participants begin to think about the topic and get to express themselves about it.
Potential pitfalls: People don't participate.
How success is evaluated: Lots of material on the walls
Source: Michael Wong
History of Development: It was suggested by Michael Wong on the The GRP-FACL listserve.