IAF Methods

Opening Conversation

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Opening activity to clarify expectations and objectives in any meeting

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Goal

A way of quickly agreeing to what will come out of a meeting

Attachments

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Materials

  • None

Instructions

Before


Pre-Work Required: Think through the questions


During

1. Go round and ask for each person's name and one thing you want from this meeting?

2. Anybody, what surprised you in what someone said?

3. What are similarities in what we said we want?

4. What are some uniquenesses?

5. How would you summarize what our mandate is for this meeting?

Background

Source: Jo Nelson

Derived from: ICA ToP Focused Conversation Method.

History of Development: Found on 'Jo Nelson's Meeting Tools

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  • A large group may take too much time if each participant speaks out individually. Consider to have subgroups identify and report their expectations to the plenum.

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