Finding A common subject – Work-Part, Study-Part, Activity-Part/Brainstorming
Stage of the project
- To find out participants’ interests and expectations.
- To plan together a common programme.
- To make participants to get to know each other;
- 5-15 participants
- 60-90 minutes
- Materials: flipcharts, pencils, sticky dots
- Achievement of a common subject and programme
- Allowing participants to get to know each other
Trainers/coordinators write on flipchart: “Work-Part”, “Study-Part”, “Activity-Part” (one each flipchart).
All participants write their interests/expectations in each flipchart, focusing on:
- What type of work they would like to do;?
- Which themes they would like to work on.
- What kind of activities they would like to do;
Once everybody has finished, individual interests and proposals are read out and collected from the trainers/coordinators.
The collected suggestions are now weighted/voted through sticky dots (it’s up to the trainers to decide how many dots received by each participant counts).
The trainers/coordinators should write down and consider which things are compatible with the Project’s aim and with the project’s core concepts and what has already been prepared or agreed with/for the Project.
A final brainstorming on the most voted ones is useful in order to find a common subject and make all participants part of the final decision.
Adapted from: SCI – Service Civil International, Games and Exercises – International Workcamps and Seminars, Bonn, 2015