Commonalities

How it works: In this method, people are divided into pairs and are given two minutes to identify as many things as they can that they have in common ...

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Give/Get or Share/Seek

How it works: In this method, everyone in a group is given a piece of paper with a chart on it. The chart has two columns—one titled “I have..” ...

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Creating Ambassadors

How it works: A group of 10 – 30 people go around the table on either the night before or the first day of a convening and introduce themselves...

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Moderated Seminar

How it works: In this method, the participants are given specific reading related to a relevant theme. A moderator then leads a seminar style discussi...

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Bike Rack

How it works: This method is for groups who are exploring ideas.  This can work well for a small team meeting to a large group conversation.  You...

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Questing Through Questions

How it works: In this method participants divide into pairs to explore a challenge that each person is facing.  Too often when we are listening to so...

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Open Mic Night

How it works: Open Mic Nights and Variety Shows are a powerful way to build community, creating inside jokes and enabling people to share hidden talen...

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Colloquium for the Common Good

How it works: Developed by the team at Opportunity Collaboration, the Colloquium for the Common Good is a fundamental element of programming used to b...

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Reciprocity Circle

How it works: A Reciprocity Circle is an activity designed to build trust and encourage participants to provide tangible support to one another. Parti...

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