IAF Methods

Open Discussion

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Freeform discussion

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Goal

To discuss a topic in a free form with the facilitator keeping everyone on the topic.

Attachments

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Materials

  • None

Instructions

Before

Setting: N one


Pre-Work Required: Prepare a clear statement of the topic.

During

1. Open the topic,

2. Let the group talk.

3. Facilitator often recognizes each person as they signal their readiness to speak.

4. Intervene when necessary to keep things moving,

5. Ensure focus,

6. Keep ground rules observed.

After

Follow-Up Required: none

Background

Source: Doyle, Michael and Straus, David: How to Make Meetings Work, Berkley Books, 1976, 1993

Derived from:

Comments (2) ( 3.0  avg / 1 ratings)

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  • Simple and classic, but can take time. It takes skill to make sure everyone is heard.

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    about 3 years ago
  • Depending on the topic and number of participants this may take longer than the estimated time. Recommend to add a step to create a summary of findings.

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    about 2 years ago