Workshop Activities for Facilitators

9 Creative Problem Solving Tools For Your Next Breakthrough Idea

Creative Problem Solving - COCD Box

These are a suite of brainstorming tools from Erik op ten Berg. He's an expert in creative thinking or applying creativity from the Netherlands. He’s been working in this field for 25 years and has a Master of Science from Buffalo State University … [Read more]

Brown Paper Planning (Project Plan Template)

Brown Paper Planning Step 3

Have you ever seen or created an action plan for a project that failed during delivery? What happened? Who didn't do what they said they would? Did commitment of the key stakeholders waver over time? Project plans (a.k.a. gantt charts) do a … [Read more]

Team Review Workshop & Dotmocracy

Team Review Workshop Step 3

This activity is one of those team meeting ideas you can run in virtually any situation. It's one of my favourite ways to get a team ready to do some positive action planning. There's very little facilitation involved as it's easy for people to … [Read more]

The Trading Game

The Trading Game - Diagram of Shapes

A team building workshop that simulates the negotiating activities that may need to take place between different departments or organisations in the setting up of joint ventures. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

The Options Framework

The Options Framework Coloured

A structured brainstorming technique you can use with groups of up to 7 people to get a preferred solution to a difficult problem. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

The Freudian Walk

Freudian Walk Active Listening

The Freudian Walk is an activity that helps teach the art of active listening. It can be used during a conflict resolution process or simply as an ice-breaker. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

Stakeholder Mapping

Stakeholder Map Example Relationships

A graphical illustration of how your stakeholders feel towards your change project. It helps you to identify who you need to influence and what action to take. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

Solution Projection via Guided Imagery

Solution Projection via Guided Imagery by David Mibashan

A group visualization technique that helps people feel what it is like to solve their biggest work problem so they get the energy to then go on and solve it. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram Final Analysis

The Fishbone Diagram (sometimes called the Ishikawa diagram) is used to identify and list all the factors that are conditioning the problem at hand. You can download a FREE Powerpoint of this tool at the bottom … [Read more]

The Relationship Triangle

Relationship Triangle Slide 3

A high-impact facilitated discussion that shows how critically important personal relationships are within the team before they can consistently achieve the results they desire. If you're looking for team building activities for work this is a great … [Read more]