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The Technology of Participation (ToP): Fundamental Methods
The Focused
Conversation Method

A STRUCTURE FOR
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION THAT:

  • Provides for meaningful
    dialogue
  • Broadens perspective
  • Results in clear ideas and conclusions
  • Allows the entire group to participate





HOW THE METHOD WORKS:

A series of questions:
  • Direct thinking of the group towards making a decision
  • Uses a specific sequence of questions every time
  • Adaptable to any situation and to any group
  • Takes participants on a four level journey of awareness

The Basic
Workshop Method

USE THE WORKSHOP METHOD WHEN
YOU WANT TO:

  • Generate creativity and new energy in a short amount
    of time
  • Infuse the team with a sense
    of responsability
  • Catalyze integrated thinking
    (rational & intuitive)
  • Build practical team
    consensus
A STRUCTURED EXPERIENCE WITH 5 KEY STEPS:
  • Context: set the stage
  • Brainstorm:
    generate new ideas
  • Organise:
    forming new relationships
  • Name: discerning the consensus
  • Reflect: confirming the resolve

The Action
Planning Method

ACTION PLANNING FOR PROJECT START-UP:

  • Deciding the victory
  • Discerning the key actions
  • Results in clear ideas and conclusions
  • Creating calendar of actions and assignments







ACTION PLANNING WILL PROMOTE THE SUCCESSFULL LAUNCH
OF A PROJECT AT ITS MOST CRITICAL PHASE BY:

  • Clarifying directions
  • Aligning resources
  • Designating leadership, roles and responsibilities
  • Building team trust and
    support

The Strategic
Planning Method

A FOUR STAGE PROCESS
TO CREATE A PLAN FOR
THE MEDIUM TO LONG
TERM FUTURE:

  • Practical vision: the practical picture of the desired future
  • Underlying contradictions:
    the underlying obstacles
    or issues preventing realisation of the vision
  • Strategic directions:
    the proposed actions to deal with the contra-dictions and to move towards the vision
  • Implementation:
    the substantial actions
    required to carry out the new directions









 

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