IAF Methods

Hope Conversation

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Planning for the future needs to be based on hope on the future. This conversations can be used as an introduction
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Goal

To discuss our deepest hopes about the future and to experience the power of hope in the future.

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Materials

  • none

Instructions

Before

Ideal condition: relaxed without a lot of pressure.

Pre-Work: A review of the questions by the facilitator and their own answers to the questions is helpful.

Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: Some level of trust.


During

Context setting

We want to have a short conversation about what you hope for.

Steps

  1. What is one thing you hope for in the world, not in your personal life but for the world as a whole?
  2. What is something you hope for your country?
  3. What is something you would like to accomplish in your life?
  4. What is an image, a picture in your mind at this moment?
  5. What do you feel at this time?
  6. What is one reason it is important to hope?
  7. What is a way you keep hoping?


Closing

1. Everyone who comes to a program is hoping for something. It can be just to please their boss or to get a raise. It can also be hoping for some change in their life. It is part of our task to kindle and keep alive hope in the future.

After

Follow-Up Required: None

Usual or Expected Outcomes: A deeper understanding of their own need to hope

Potential pitfalls: People unwilling to talk about hope.

Background

Source: Jon Jenkins

Derived from: The basic structure is based on the Focused Conversation Method of the Institute of Cultural Affairs.

History of Development: This was prepared for an international training program of facilitators for the Dutch Telephone company.

References: The Hope conversation is based on the Institute of Cultural Affairs Focused Conversation Method.

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