Number of participants: 26-50
Time needed: 6 min
Pre-Work Required: none
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: This requires a fairly frank relationship
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate (to be deleted during review): No specific skills required
1. The first day of many workshops often focus on vision - goals - "where we want to go" and contradicitons - obstacles - challenges, etc. Clients then want concrete practical courses of action to be determined on the second day.
2. Sit with the key stakeholders of the workshop on the evening at the end of the first day and have them discuss and decide the key questions which must be answered for the workshop to be considered a success.
3. Use these the next day
4. Small groups are formed (usually 3 or 4 depending on the size of the workshop).
5. Each group is given selected questions with instructions to formulate recommendations each question.
6. The recommendations are reported in plenary and then discussed for clarity, etc. until consensus is reached.
Usual or Expected Outcomes: A prioritized set of issues to be worked on in the workshop
History of Development: Terry Bergdall shared this at a Share a Method Session at a IAF conference.