Introducing …
Thought
Generator
Facilitation
for
THINKPLAN

Meetings
&
Workshops
The Thought Generator means…
Teams and champions in companies who work with strategy implementation
use the Thought Genera...
The purpose of the one - two day workshop is to
stimulate learning …and skills development in …

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Asking the rig...
Why use the Thought Generator for meetings and workshops …

Use people’s time more productively

Focus on action

Stationa...
The Thought Generator includes …
Confidence through skills

Encourage teams to engage,
participate and co-create solutions...
The Thought Generator templates
Purpose driven templates

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Solution Generator
Gap Analysis Generator
Options...
Example of a template

What is the issue?

Solution generator

Who are the best 2 – 3 people
to solve this problem ?

What...
Example of a Template :
Partnerships: Stakeholder Map

Step 1 : Identify the actors and assign to group (stakeholders)
Ste...
Using the Thought Generator for meetings and workshops ….
Learn

Involves the entire team

Builds facilitation capacity

E...
The process creates a
safe environment for
everyone to learn and
practice facilitation
skills
Thought Generator stationary
Easy to
transport
Thought
Generator,
which folds
up to the
size of a
flipchart
Action learning –

 Teams learning to facilitate their own meetings

 Practical experience with different templates
 Pr...
The Thought Generator role in Strategy Process
process

Strategic Planning
Participlan Workshop with
Executive Leaders
pro...
Transforming strategic thinking
into results …..
Thinkplan in partnership with Participlan –
View the U-tube videos demons...
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    1. 1. Introducing … Thought Generator Facilitation for THINKPLAN Meetings & Workshops
    2. 2. The Thought Generator means… Teams and champions in companies who work with strategy implementation use the Thought Generator to learn to facilitate and participate during their own workshops/meetings, using the Thought Generator toolkit with templates Think Plan it it Share Do it it Monitor it Learn from it
    3. 3. The purpose of the one - two day workshop is to stimulate learning …and skills development in …      Asking the right questions Gathering the information Mapping ( displaying) the information Presenting the information Recording the information … all leading to better decisions and actions Ask Gather Map Present Record
    4. 4. Why use the Thought Generator for meetings and workshops … Use people’s time more productively Focus on action Stationary is flexible Involves the entire team
    5. 5. The Thought Generator includes … Confidence through skills Encourage teams to engage, participate and co-create solutions Menu of templates Discussion guidelines The Thought Generator kit Visually display and mapping the thinking process Workshop facilitation Delivered by experienced facilitators
    6. 6. The Thought Generator templates Purpose driven templates        Solution Generator Gap Analysis Generator Options Generator Process Generator Action Generator Customer needs analysis Generator Business Case Generator Think Plan it it Share Do it it Monitor it Learn from it
    7. 7. Example of a template What is the issue? Solution generator Who are the best 2 – 3 people to solve this problem ? What end result do we want ? Date….time… Location to present this solution? Create and agenda … what do we need to know about issue? Translate agenda into questions …what do we need to ask about this issue? Next steps? Select template … • Gap analysis generator • Process generator
    8. 8. Example of a Template : Partnerships: Stakeholder Map Step 1 : Identify the actors and assign to group (stakeholders) Step 2 : Assign actors to one of the three sectors Step 3 : Insert the actors, using the circles and use V for veto player Position individual actors against the background Position actors whom have a relationship close to each other Step 4: Show the relationships between the actors, using the graphic symbols below.
    9. 9. Using the Thought Generator for meetings and workshops …. Learn Involves the entire team Builds facilitation capacity Encourages buy-in to decisions Stimulates action Think Plan it it Share Do it it Monitor
    10. 10. The process creates a safe environment for everyone to learn and practice facilitation skills
    11. 11. Thought Generator stationary Easy to transport Thought Generator, which folds up to the size of a flipchart
    12. 12. Action learning –  Teams learning to facilitate their own meetings  Practical experience with different templates  Practice in presenting their case, solutions and recommendations  Learning, using real examples and action learning  Applying the Thought Generator learning in their working environment
    13. 13. The Thought Generator role in Strategy Process process Strategic Planning Participlan Workshop with Executive Leaders process Thought Generator content Strategic Plan Feedback content business units feedback into the strategic planning process process Thought Generator Capacity Building cascade plans to business unit through small group facilitation and training Detailed plan including key objectives and action plan Customized workshops process customer focus groups / stakeholder mapping / key clients content Thought Generator Thought Generator Monitoring Dashboard: develop roll-out schedule and monitoring system Implementation implementation and planning workshops with champions and teams Thought Generator
    14. 14. Transforming strategic thinking into results ….. Thinkplan in partnership with Participlan – View the U-tube videos demonstrating the Thought Generator – Participlan – Peter Thomas Contact us: Estelle Gautier +27 833769887 | egautier@thinkplan.co.za egautier@mweb.co.za | www.thinkplan.co.za
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