Drawing aspects of a group's vision in a strategic planning process or a project planning process
For a group to touch base with the common themes it sees in pictures of their vision.
Notes by the author Bruce Williams: Images can be more crucial for change than ideas! An advantage of this method is that it is concrete, a picture requires to have specifics in mind. In this method you are not after comprehensiveness, you are honoring the dimension of personal visions.
- paper (A3 or 11" x 17") or flipchart size
- masking tape
- cards for the debrief at the end
Williams: "When a group has already worked on its vision, then instead of having a workshop or conversation, you can help the members summarize rapidly what they have done by encouraging small groups to draw a snapshot or some aspects of their vision."
- Divide into small groups of two or three participants, each small group talks through its vision
- Have each group draw a snapshot of their vision, dramatize aspects of their vision on paper, set a time limit of 10 minutes
- Each group chooses a reporter.
- each team's reporter will present and post their picture on the wall
- Debrief, ask: "What are some of the common themes running through these drawings?"
- Record the responses on cards, one response per card.
Follow-Up Required: Collecting and using the ideas from this session would be next.
Source: Williams, R. Bruce: More than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus, Second Edition, Corwin Press, 2007, page 9, original method name is "Snapshot"
Derived from: Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools"