IAF Methods

Making Differences Visible

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Goal

To clarify the differences and similarities between different perspectives or positions.

Attachments

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Materials

  • Flipcharts
  • markers
  • paper
  • etc.

Instructions

Before

Pre-Work Required: Determine how many perspectives should be represented.


During

1. Draw 3-4 large intersecting circles, i.e. one per perspective.

2. Put elements of each different perspective in the main part of its own circle, using nonjudgmental language.

3. Name points of connection between circles and write in the intersections.

4. Reflect on the differences and similarities,

Background

Source: Williams, Bruce, More than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus, Second Edition, Corwin Press, 2007,  p. 231

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  • This method not only clarifies differences, but also similarities. This analysis can help come up with a solution that respects both.

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