Turning a problem into an opportunity


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This workshop supported learners in dealing with problems and give them participatory tools in which they can use in the field.

Cynorthwyodd y gweithdy yma cyfranogwyr i ddelio â phroblemau ac awgrymu dulliau cyfranogol y gallant eu defnyddio yn y maes.

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  • Aims
  • Say we will only look at 3 though there are other activities you can use out there. We have chosen these for different reasons – one for easibility of use, they can all be adapted to suit individual issues, they envoke discussion and give people ownership of solving issues themselves.
  • Feasibility Grid to see how well the ideas fit into your over all aims and objectives. For example; below shows a feasibility study for the top 5 ideas that have come out of the exercise above. The are listed on the left hand side. Group members tick whether they think the idea fits the aims of the titles on the top. The ideas are from the community on what to do with a piece of land.
  • Turning a problem into an opportunity

    1. 1. TURNING A PROBLEM INTO AN OPPORTUNITY Kelly Daniel & Helen Green Interlink RCT See Change Project
    2. 2. TURNING A PROBLEM INTO AN OPPORTUNITY <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Aims & Objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying our own problems faced in the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand how to respond and deal with problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using various tools to help turn your problem into an opportunity </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. TURNING A PROBLEM INTO AN OPPORTUNITY <ul><li>Who are you and what do you hope to gain from this session? </li></ul><ul><li>Split into small groups and talk about the problems you face with participation in your area of work. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your peers are encouraged to offer support and advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn from each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write each issue on a piece of paper. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You only have 10 minutes! </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. BRICK WALL ACTIVITY <ul><li>Write your problems / issues about participation on a piece of paper (brick) </li></ul><ul><li>Place the bricks on the wall and build it up! </li></ul><ul><li>We will revisit this later! </li></ul>
    5. 5. TOOLS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING <ul><li>Brick Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Tree </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Outs! </li></ul>
    6. 6. PROBLEM TREE <ul><li>The problem tree helps us look at the problem, the root causes behind the problem, the effects of the problem and possible solutions. </li></ul>Root Causes The Problem The Effects The Solution
    7. 7. SPEAK OUT! <ul><li>Each person takes turns to state their point or argue their case. </li></ul><ul><li>Jot each suggestion down on a grid </li></ul><ul><li>When everyone has had their say they get 3 dots in 3 different colours. </li></ul><ul><li>The colours represent High Priority, Medium Priority, Low Priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask each person to put their dots against the points they agree with and prioritise. </li></ul><ul><li>Each colour has a score: High = 3, Medium = 2, Low = 1. Add the scores up and the highest number is the winner. </li></ul><ul><li>You can accompany this with a feasibility grid to see how the ideas fit your aims and objectives. </li></ul>
    8. 8. TRY IT! <ul><li>In groups of 6 try out the Speak Out activity. </li></ul><ul><li>One of each group must volunteer to be the facilitator. </li></ul><ul><li>Your scenario is that your community group has been given £2000 towards a community project. The money must be spent on an inclusive project to support community members. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how you would like the money to be spent from your role play card’s point of view. </li></ul>
    9. 9. BRICK WALL ACTIVITY <ul><li>Remember the Brick Wall you built earlier? </li></ul><ul><li>Each brick represents an issue or problem faced around participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk around the wall and offer solutions to each other’s issues. </li></ul>
    10. 10. RECAP <ul><li>Today we have looked at: </li></ul><ul><li>How to break down barriers / issues of participation through using the Brick Wall activity </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the root causes of problems, their effects and developing possible solutions through the Problem Tree activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Learnt how to help groups listen to each other and prioritise effectively to aid action planning through the Speak Out activity. </li></ul>