IAF Methods

Three to One Scenarios

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20 - 60 6 - 50

Creating several possible solutions to a problem, and merging them into one. 

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Goal

To create a single scenario that solves an issue.

Attachments

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Materials

  • Flipcharts
  • markers
  • paper
  • etc.

Instructions

Before

Number of participants: 6-50

Time needed: 20-60 minutes

Pre-Work Required: The issue needs to be described clearly, and the process details should be thought through.

During

1. Brainstorm constraints/values to be held for a solution.  (Can use the ToP™ Consensus Workshop Method to create consensus on constraints or values)

2. Divide into 3 small groups, who each come up with a possible scenario of a solution that satisfies the constraints. Each group draws or writes the possible scenario on a flipchart.

3. Report to whole group.

4. Process similarities, differences, and implications of the scenarios. (Can use the ToP™ Focused Conversation Method)

5. Merge together to one winning solution, incorporating the best of each of the scenarios. 

Background

Source: Williams, R. Bruce: More than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus, Second Edition, Corwin Press, 2007, p. 123

Derived from: Found in Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools"

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  • This method breaks through a group's impasse on solving a problem. I've used it as a tool for a design charrette.

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  • Used before🤗

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    almost 2 years ago