To discuss our deepest hopes about the future and to experience the power of hope in the future.
BeforeIdeal 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.
We want to have a short conversation about what you hope for.
- What is one thing you hope for in the world, not in your personal life but for the world as a whole?
- What is something you hope for your country?
- What is something you would like to accomplish in your life?
- What is an image, a picture in your mind at this moment?
- What do you feel at this time?
- What is one reason it is important to hope?
- What is a way you keep hoping?
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.
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.
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.