Methods for moderating discussions and facilitating group work.

  • Forcefield analysis

    This method is an effective tool for making decisions and planning change.

    < 24 pers.

    45 - 90 min.

    Flipchart paper and markers and/or Post-It notes and pens

  • GROW model

    The GROW approach helps to develop sustainable and inspiring development plans.

    < 24 pers.

    90 - 120 ,om/

    Materials fro creative work, for example, magazines and scissors, painting colors, film, flipchart paper, Post-it notes, pens

  • Mind mapping

    Mind mapping is one of the most effective tools for structuring lines of thought. It can be used for any kind of planning, summarising of information, or presenting ideas and thoughts in a structured way.

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    Pen and paper

  • Moderation cards

    "Moderation cards" is a flexible tool that can be used for inquiring about participants' expectations, gathering their experiences, evaluating the course, or in any situation where the trainer wishes to gain or summarise the group's experience, opinions, questions, ideas, or suggestions.

    < 24 pers.

    20 - 45 min.

    A5 cardboard cards in different colors

  • Perspectives

    The goal of this method is to look at a specific problem from a variety of perspectives.

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    30 min.

    Flipchart paper or Post-it notes, pens/pencils

  • Problem solving in three steps

    This approach will give structure to the problem solving process.

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  • SWOT analysis

    SWOT analysis is a widely used tool to analyse an organisation's or product's strengths and weaknesses, as well as looking at outside opportunities and threats.

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    45 - 90 min.

    SWOT analysis template

  • Thinking hats

    This method facilitates group discussions by drawing attention to roles that should be covered when discussing problems and by ensuring that participants do not compete with each other but think in a similar direction.

    < 24 pers.

    30 - 120 min.

    Visualisation of the thinking hats (poster, slide, drawing on flipchart...)