Methods for problem analysis, brain storming, goal setting and planning.

  • 6.3.5.

    This non-verbal brain storming method will generate a huge number of ideas within a short period of time.

    < 24 pers.

    45 min.

    6.3.5. template

  • Brainstorming

    Tips for effective brainstorming.

    < 24 pers.

    30 min.

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

  • Evaluating ideas

    A guideline for selecting ideas, assessing their impact and creating a plan of action.

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    30-60 min.

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  • 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

  • Goal pyramid

    Preparing for change can be compared to a journey - the first step is to determine where you want to go to. This method can also be used for setting learning objectives.

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  • 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

  • Mud slinging

    This method promotes "fixing things before they are broken".

    < 30 pers.

    15 min.

    Post-it notes

  • 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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  • Strengths and pitfalls

    This is a simpler version of Ofman's core value model, which highlights the link between a person's strengths and weaknesses. Being aware of one's "pitfalls" helps to put to better use the underlying strengths.

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    15 - 30 min.

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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...)