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MadIntroductions

How it works: MadIntros (a play on the ‘80s children’s word game MadLibs) is a fun and versatile introduction and icebreaker format. This can be u...

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Potent Questions

  During a variety of sessions it helps to have some potent questions that can inspire participants to engage in a deeper level of conversation ̵...

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Think Pair Square

How it works: The facilitator provides a prompt question to get people thinking.  Participants have 60 seconds to think about their response, and the...

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Resource Sharing

How it works: Participants are asked to be seated at specific roundtables, which are organized based on industry, sector, or focus area. The facilitat...

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What Do You Think?

How it works: Facilitator presents a series of topics and/or questions that are relevant to the entire group. All participants are given an indicator...

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Headlines/Newspaper

How it works: Participants are asked to individually write or draw sections of headlines of their life and/or organization on a sheet of flipchart pa...

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Work Session

How it works: This method works best with a small group a single goal diverse experience a clear leader. Work Sessions require a lot of preparation a...

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Alignment Exercise

How it works: This method works best with an organizational team in diverse roles working towards a shared vision and mission. The facilitator collect...

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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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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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