Potent Questions


How it works: During a variety of sessions it helps to have some potent questions that can inspire…

Think Pair Square


How it works: The facilitator provides a prompt question to get people thinking.  Participants have…

Resource Sharing


How it works: Participants are asked to be seated at specific roundtables, which are organized…

Work Session


How it works: This method works best with a small group a single goal diverse experience a clear…

Headlines/Newspaper


How it works: Participants are asked to individually write or draw sections of headlines of their…

What Do You Think?


How it works: Facilitator presents a series of topics and/or questions that are relevant to the…

Alignment Exercise


How it works: This method works best with an organizational team in diverse roles working towards a…

Happy Hour


How it works: In this method you create an opportunity for attendees to share personal stories and…

Creating Ambassadors


How it works: A group of 10 - 30 people go around the table on either the night before or the first…

Defining and Assigning Witnesses


How it works: Two people within a group are charged with acting as the witnesses during the…

Assign a ‘Heart Keeper’


How it works: One to three people are identified to act as “the heart” at the beginning of the…

Give/Get or Share/Seek


How it works: In this method, everyone in a group is given a piece of paper with a chart on it. The…

Gallery Walk


How it works: Individuals are organized into small groups to participate in focused, interactive…

Commonalities


How it works: In this method, people are divided into pairs and are given two minutes to identify…

Moderated Seminar


How it works: In this method, the participants are given specific reading related to a relevant…

Colloquium for the Common Good


How it works: Developed by the team at Opportunity Collaboration, the Colloquium for the Common…

Open Mic Night


How it works: Open Mic Nights and Variety Shows are a powerful way to build community, creating…

Questing Through Questions


How it works: In this method participants divide into pairs to explore a challenge that each person…

Industry Roundtables


How it works: Roundtables are organized around specific industry-related topics. Each roundtable is…

Action Labs/Project Hackathon


How it works: In this method, a group of people working in various roles within an organization or…

The Big Share


How it works... Each participant takes turns sharing their life story with a particular focus on…

Bike Rack


How it works: This method is for groups who are exploring ideas.  This can work well for a small…

Brain Trust


How it works: This is a highly facilitated brainstorming session with a moderator and group of…

World Cafe


How it works: In this method a large group is presented with an overarching theme like Poverty…

Concentric Circles


How it works: Two circles of equal numbers of participants are formed. Participants in the inner…

Reciprocity Circle


How it works: A Reciprocity Circle is an activity designed to build trust and encourage…

Open Space or “Unconference”


How it works: In this method, you invite participants to create the agenda for the "UnConference"…