4. Sharing (can be business-like or informal)
Role: To have participants get to know each other
Procedure: Put a short list of topics on the screen and ask participants
to share their views and experiences. Formal examples:
- What experience they have of the topic
- Learning priorities
- Role models
- What they enjoy the most about their work
- A professional achievement
- The most valued possession on your desk
- Something you are grateful for
- What media figure or fictional character would you like to run for
President/Prime Minister, and why?
5. One word
Role: A quick way to open up a subject
Procedure : Adapt the “what one word describes” question e.g.
- What one word describes why you want to learn about market
- What one word describes your organisation?
- What one word describes what this project means to you?
6. One question
Role: To get people thinking about capabilities
Procedure: If you could ask just one question to discover a person’s
suitability for (insert something related to your subject), what would it
be? For example
- Being a qualitative researcher
- Running a business together
- Managing a household
7. Secrets of success
Role: to inspire
Procedure : Ask everyone to silently think of one person they admire
and consider to be a success. Then ask them to think silently of what it is
that makes that person successful. Finally ask them to tell the rest of the
group. Collect the answers and discuss.