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DESCRIPTIONhttp://videoplan.witness.org | The aim of the Setting Ground Rules Session is to help participants build a foundation for a productive group dynamic based on mutual respect, creativity and collaboration. The session on Feedback is to explain the rationale and methodology for feedback and recap sessions. WITNESS Training Curriculum - Part of module 1
- 1. Setting Ground Rules and Feedback Sessions WITNESSinvitesyoutouse,remixandsharethiscurriculum. AllmaterialsareunderCreativeCommonsAttribution-Non-Commercial ShareAlike3.0License. Youcanalsofindmorevideoadvocacytrainingmaterialsatwww.witness.org.
- 2. Red Light Green Light
- Goal: Create a shared agreement on how we would like to communicate during the training.
- 3. Large Group Exercise
- Materials : 2 flipcharts or a whiteboard
- 1 st section: red marker
- attitudes and behaviors that HINDER
- 2 nd section: green marker
- attitudes and behaviors that HELP
- Time: 10 minutes to list / 15 minute discussion
- 4. Building Consensus
- Consensus indicates to us that the group is willing to find connections and move forward together . It helps to reach a common understanding of ideas and enables us to work in a collaborative, creative and respectful environment.
- 5. What is Consensus?
- Consensus is a process of thinking through particular ideas or issues and reaching a point when a group is able to make appropriate decisions and plans. It provides an opportunity to develop commitment by all parties involved through quality dialogue and forming a group connection.
- 6. Consensus is not
- A total agreement on all ideas or issues
- A win for some and a loss for others
- Settling for the lowest common denominator or meaningless ideas
- A method of persuasion and selling ideas
- 7. To Build Consensus
- Everyone involved must be willing to form a consensus
- There should be a purpose for the formation of a consensus or a question to consider
- Everyone must be included in the dialogue (i.e., participants, facilitators, group organizers, resource persons)
- All ideas must be respected and heard
- Requires suspending judgement and assumptions in order to create room for new ideas to emerge
- 8. Recaps & Debriefs
- Goal: Learn about the rationale and methodology for daily recaps and debriefings
- 9. What is a recap?
- A summary of the previous days learning
- Creative and memorable.
- BUT, but, but. No longer than 10 minutes!
- 10. Why Debrief?
- A process of guided reflection after a learning activity
- Allows participants to express their thoughts and feelings about content
- A means of gathering live feedback
- Provides the facilitator with insight into how to improve the activity the next time
- Creates a positive environment
- 11. What about Feedback?
- What are the best practices for giving and receiving feedback?
- 12. On Feedback
- Listen & be listened to
- Be objective & base your feedback on observed facts
- Make it descriptive & not interpretative
- Be specific, use concrete & depersonalized examples
- Make your feedback prompt & respectful
- Take it easy dont overload & keep it simple
- Ask the person to paraphrase it back to me
- Be constructive
- Get feedback on your feedback
- 13. Setting Ground Rules and Feedback Sessions WITNESSinvitesyoutouse,remixandsharethiscurriculum. AllmaterialsareunderCreativeCommonsAttribution-Non-Commercial ShareAlike3.0License. Youcanalsofindmorevideoadvocacytrainingmaterialsatwww.witness.org.
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