To state and remind participants of the points of agreement so far in the process
what they agreed to say yes to, no to; and clarify what they have not yet agreed on.
Groups experience difficulties perceiving their progress. This intervention reveals the progress a group is making.To demonstrate that you as the leader are paying close attention to everything that is going on.
- flipchart paper with decisions made so far
- established guidelines how the group will work together and come to agreements
Guidelines established to help the group through the process
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate (to be deleted during review): Facilitation skills required
During a meeting/workshop in which you are seeking agreement, state every few minutes exactly where the group is in the whole process of coming to agreement.
1. Every few minutes, restate where they are in the flow toward agreement;
- What was agreed to say yes to,
- what was agreed to say no to,
- what still needs to be agreed on
2. Use visuals as well as voice.
Derived from: Found on Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools" list
Source: Williams, R. Bruce: More than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus, Second Edition, Corwin Press, 2007;
see also method "Mapping the Road to Agreement" in Williams's book