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Beyond Icebreakers


Guest blogger this week is Beatrice Briggs with her views on Participatory processes:

Beyond Ice-Breakers: What Do We Mean By “Participatory Processes”?

For years I have described myself as a specialist in participatory processes, naively assuming that people will understand what the work entails and why it is important. Now that “participatory” has become a global buzz word, however, I feel the need to be more specific about what this multi-faceted concept means to me and the groups I serve. Participatory processes are:

Participatory processes:

Participatory processes are essential when:

To be successful, participatory processes need:

Participatory processes can be used to:

I agree with the leadership expert and author, Ken Blanchard, when he says that “None of us is as smart as all of us.” For me, carefully designed participatory processes are a way to stimulate and harvest our collective intelligence. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Have a lovely week!


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