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Million Dollar Question

Start with a list of questions, either a list from the Known/Unknown Matrix or any other activity that you want to generate questions. The goal is to ...

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Crafting a purpose statement

To be used alongside the Cluster Exploration exercise. Ask participants what they noticed from this experience. How did they feel while sharing? How d...

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Cluster Exploration

The idea here is to take the artifacts and/or ideas created/expressed as the group explored their desired future and begin synthesizing them into an a...

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Behavior Change Matrix

Particularly when the results of your experiment have been encouraging, the next step is often to build the momentum around the change your group is w...

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Crafting a message tree

A message tree template takes the form of a 3-level outline, with the various levels being utilized later for various forms of communication. We recom...

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Extra Extra! Headlines

This activity helps the group identify their critical messages from a high-level perspective and help them think about what communities would be inter...

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Closing Ritual

Provide space for each participant to share appreciation and gratitude with their fellow participants. Here are a few options:  Silent Thanks: Encour...

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Rose, Bud, Thorn

Capturing lessons learned from your group experience is an important check-in before considering if or how your group will continue to evolve its proj...

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Sharing Emergence

There are a variety of formats you can use to help participants uncover what emerged from their writing, especially after activities like Freewriting ...

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Free writing for insight

Sometimes our participation in a process holds insights into growth just for us. Freewriting can help us uncover those insights Give group members a m...

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Advisor Circle

Invite the participants to come prepared to share a challenge that they face with the group (we suggest giving them at least a few days’ notice, ide...

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The 10% Solution

This activity will ask participants to determine the next small, incremental step by asking, “How can we make this 10% better?”Have the Project Le...

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