Design Goals and Principles
- Have deep discussions focused around a key question for each participants’ project
- Practice design and facilitation
- I made a last minute decision to scrap a much more directive design for this very open one. Took too much time setting up the discussion as a result. No disclaimers; just go into the workout!
- Part of my angst about these exercises was that I was acting as a third participant. These kinds of exercises will work better with larger groups where I’m not a participant. That said, I think the participants still got good practice facilitating a conversation and being up in front of a room, and the content was valuable too.
- 20 minutes isn’t that long, but it’s enough to get some practice and to demonstrate some things.
Round 1 Discussion
- Saw some nice facilitative moments from both participants: listening and reflection, good presence.
- Good demonstration of the importance of the opening question. For first-level participants, I can focus the entire bootcamp around generative questions, and I think it will be valuable.
- Debrief took almost as long as the discussion itself! Part of the reason was that I wanted to address some of the content of the discussion, as it’s relevant to what they’re trying to learn.
Round 2 Discussion
- In a lot of ways, mirrored the first round in that both participants had nice facilitative moments, and it was a good practice opportunity to demonstrate the impact of the opening question.
- In both rounds, also demonstrated the importance of What and Why questions (vs How).
- Didn’t have much time for debrief, since we were running out of time.
- Neither participant was able to complete this due to scheduling challenges with their colleagues.
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