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  • Leadership Now! Program Managing Group Dynamics July30-31, 2008
  • Agenda
    • Wednesday, July 30
    • 9:00 am Welcome and Overview
            • Session agenda
            • Group learning norms
            • Community Review
    • 10:00 am Facilitation Skills
    • 12:00 pm lunch
    • 1:00 pm Group Decision Making
    • 4:30 pm Adjourn
  • Agenda
    • Thursday, July 31
    • 9:00 am Group Decision Making
    • 12:00 pm lunch
    • 1:00 pm Project Teams
    • 4:00 pm Review and Next Steps
  • Norms for Group Learning
    • Participate
    • Inquire to learn
    • Lean into your discomfort
    • Try on new ideas for size
    • Help the group learn
    • Avoid side conversations
    • Take care of comfort needs
    • Give timely feedback
    • Respect confidentiality
    • Come prepared to sessions
    • Have fun!
  • Group Decision Making
  • Participatory Process
    • Four Basic Fields of Activity
    • Divergent Zone
    • Convergent Zone
    • Closure Zone
    • Decision Point
    Sam Kaner
  • Decision Making Diamond topic divergence convergence Adapted from Sam Kaner, Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-making Topic info idea proposal decision- Outcome sharing generation building making Decision point Closure • action
  • Divergent Zone Activities
    • Generating alternatives
    • Free, open discussion
    • Gathering diverse points of view
    • Unpacking the logic of a problem
    Sam Kaner
  • Convergent Zone Activities
    • Evaluating alternatives
    • Summarizing key points
    • Sorting ideas
    • Arriving at conclusions
    Sam Kaner
  • Closure Zone Activities
    • Ending discussion
    • Clarifying proposal
    • Polling group members
    • Implementing decision rule
    Sam Kaner
  • Decision Point
    • Separates thinking & action
    • Indicates that disagreements no longer considered alternative points of view
    Sam Kaner
  • Common Decision Rules
    • Person In Charge
    • Majority Vote
    • “ Flip a Coin”
    • Unanimous Agreement
    Sam Kaner
  • Decision Rule: Considerations
    • Time available
    • Information
    • High/low stakes
    • Whose AOL
    • Need for support in implementation
  • Gradients of Agreement Model Endorse Agree with reservation Mixed feelings, but support Don't like, but won't block Veto
  • Joint Ownership
    • The result of the participatory process should be that each group member feels he/she has a stake in the group’s decisions and work products.
  • Documenting Agreements
    • Clarifies what people are agreeing to
    • Provides a record of what was decided
    • Motivates people to keep agreements
    • Focuses energy & attention on what needs to get done
    Fran Rees
  • Documentation
    • WHAT needs to be done
    • WHO will do it
    • BY WHEN should it be started/completed
    • RESOURCES needed/available
  • Facilitation Skills