Workshops with breakouts mean unending report outs, right? Maybe not!
Here are three tips I learned this summer at IFVP from Anthony Weeks on ways to ensure stellar report-backs that can be visually captured for useful synthesis and follow-up:
- ONE Big Idea: Each group can ONLY share one big idea (it’s okay to share the same thing as another group)
- Once Upon A Time: Ask each group to create a story arc of their idea to engage the audience
- The Pitch: Each group gets a short time – one minute or less -- to persuade the rest of the group their ideas are best. Bonus: Offer prizes!
Over the report back? Here are a few other ways to approach visual capture of group work:
- Visual templates for every group to work through and share, or post for a gallery walk.
- Experience Walls: Pre-built walls with visuals and key questions that participants can interact with on breaks or built into the agenda.
If you’re not reporting back but want everyone to hear the main story of what’s evolving, it’s important to still build in time or a strategy for the entire group to hear what others are speaking about. You can invite your graphic recorder to walk the entire group through a quick summary of what they captured.
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