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Wicked Questions

After being introduced to the concept of a wicked question (one that captures and enables exploration of a paradoxical dynamic), participants work in ...

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Resource Garden

The Resource Garden exercise uses gardening-themed metaphors to help participants decide what they need to do in order to nurture an idea or develop a...

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Ask Me Anything

The Ask Me Anything format provides a framework for highly engaging one-to-many sessions where an expert answers the audience’s questions. The proce...

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Spectrum/Matrix Mapping

Spectrum mapping allows you to quickly identify varying opinions, perspectives, roles, and opinions within a group and organize them into meaningful d...

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Six Thinking Hats

De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats is a framework for examining and evaluating an idea from multiple angles. It encourages objectivity by helping participa...

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Story Circles

A Story Circle provides space for a small group of 3 people in which each participant can explore a topic from a personal perspective. The circle is n...

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Advisor Circle

One person presents an issue, challenge, or problem to a group of people who act as advisers and strategists. The adviser circle works with the presen...

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Speed Networking

Speed Networking is a quick way of facilitating many valuable connections in a short period of time. This exercise allows attendees to gain an underst...

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12 Objectives: Idea Evaluation

Purpose To engage in multi-perspective exploration, critical discussion, and debate. Difficulty This format focuses on exploration and debate. Therefo...

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