Exercise # 1
Ask people 1 or 2 questions
as they arrive
What question would you like to speak with other
event participants about?
What is one piece of knowledge you would you like
to pass on to other event participants?
Exercise # 2
What do you like a lot
about the event topic?
30 seconds per person
http://www.amazon.de/Sell-Human-Surprising-Influencing-ebook/dp/B00AO3K05S/ location 2716.
What do you like a lot about the event topic?
Exercise # 3
What personal story connects
you to the event topic?
The event moderator asks each participant to share, with
the person standing next to him or her, a short personal
story that connects him or her to the event topic.
1 minute per person.
Exercise # 5
Make animal sounds and
find like-minded people
Part # 1
The moderator asks each participant to make a sound of an animal
that he or she likes. Make sure you sound relatively loud, so other
participants can hear you.
Part # 2
The moderator asks each participant to go and find like-minded people by
listening to the sounds other participants make and approach participants
who make sounds that come closest to one’s own sounds.
Exercise # 7
What postcard shows
your feelings best?
Postcards with different images are spread out on a slide
or – if on a physical room - on a table.
Each participant is asked to pick one card that expresses
his / her current feelings in the best possible way.
Each event participant is asked to express his / her ideas
to a certain topic / question by explaining the story
behind a photo or drawing, he / she has created, to the
Unfinished sentenced are shown, for example on slides
or on walls.
Then participants are asked to finish the sentences.
https://www.uni-due.de/imperia/md/content/zfh/methodenbar_2012.pdf p. 12.
When cars drive by themselves, people will..............
When the classroom is flipped, students will............
A great city is a city where people......
Exercise # 11
3 minute chat with
the person next to you
What is important to you in what has
just been presented?
3 minute chat with the person next to you
Other examples of questions
1. What did you learn from the presentation?
2. What do you think about x?
3. How can you contribute to this?
4. What do you need to know more about?
Sources of inspiration
http://www.kommunikationskollektiv.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Moderationsmethoden-S4C-KoKo.pdf p. 4.
Ib Ravn: Facilitering, p. 93-94.
Exercise # 12
What’s your idea
to solve the problem?
Each of you, please communicate
1 idea to solve the problem.
30 seconds per person
Exercise # 13
Please share a success
experience you had
1 minute per person
Each of you, please share a success experience,
you had in your life related to the event topic.
One at a time, each participant asks everyone for help to solve
a problem he / she has.
After a participant has shared what he / she needs help with,
all other participants use their knowledge, resources, and
connections to help the person.
3 questions discussed in groups of 2-3 people:
1. What is the best meeting you have participated in?
2. What was really good about this meeting?
3. How can we do more of this in coming meetings?
http://oqi.wisc.edu/resourcelibrary/uploads/resources/Facilitator%20Tool%20Kit.pdf p. 11-12.
4 participants each place a poster in each corner of the room.
The other participants in the room split up in each corner.
Round # 1. 2 minutes
Each of the 4 participants with posters talks about his/her
idea for 3 minutes.
The presentation is followed by a 2 minute question and
Round # 2. 5 minutes
Using post-it notes, each participant
places questions on any poster.
Round # 3: 5 minutes
Round # 4: 5 minutes
In groups of 2 persons, participants
discuss questions with each other.
Exercise # 17
How can we improve
Step # 1
The workshop moderator suggests a topic to work on.
Example: Farming innovation.
Step # 2. 3 minutes
Each participant works on improving any question.
Step # 3. 3 minutes
Participants develop 5 questions in groups of 2 people, write each
question on Post-It notes and put them on the wall.
Step # 4. 3 minutes
The moderator defines criteria for prioritizing questions.
Participants prioritize questions.
Preparation of consultant session
Groups of 3 persons are created.
Part # 1. 2 minutes
Person A talks about a challenge he/she has at work.
Persons B and C listen.
Part # 2. 5 minutes
Persons B and C
Persons B and C speak to each other, as they both give feedback
to person A in the roles as consultants. During their talk, they
ignore person A. Examples:
I need to understand better why he/she....…. because.......?
What do you think would happen if he/she.…?
This is what I would do:…..
When listening to the conversation between persons B and C,
person A writes down what he/she can use.
Part # 3. 5 minutes
Person A picks out what he or she thinks is the best idea he
/ she heard when listening to persons B and C talk.
Person A discusses this idea with person B and C.
http://www.managerseminare.de/downpdf/moderieren.pdf page 17.
Each of you, please create 3 multiple choice questions
about the topic we discuss.
Each question must
be relevant, and concrete, and simple.
have minimum 3 different answers of which
minimum 1 answer is correct.
Part A. 5 minutes
Please pass the multiple choice question to
the person on your left, and let him/her do
the multiple choice test.
Part B. 2 minutes
Please hand the multiple choice test, you have just
taken, to the person on your left and ask him / her to
correct the test.
The person correcting the test gives a short feedback to
the person, who did the test - arguing for why the
answer of the question is right or wrong.
Part C. 5 minutes
2 reflection questions
1. What are 3 important ideas from this event you will try out at work?
2. What questions are still unsolved in your mind?
Ravn, Ib: Facilitering, p. 96.
http://www.epiz-berlin.de/wp-content/uploads/2013-Methodensammlung-fu%CC%88r-Referent_innen.pdf p. 32.