Our Additional Processes
We Use Both Innovative and Time-Tested Tools. Some examples of tools we use, when
Graphic Facilitation - Graphic Facilitation is an interactive style of leading groups using
large-scale imagery and displays. It grew out of a network of west-coast consultants in the
1970's who were inspired by the approach of designers and architects while problem solving
and collaborating on projects. It has come to embrace a wide range of principles and
practices that use creative media to help people to "see what they mean." Learn to
use facilitation, storytelling, large scale collaborative practice, and imagery to improve
your group process.
At last it's easy to make your business processes come alive graphically. Look at its
history, analyze your industry's competitive structure, create a vision or make a game plan
for who is going to do what, when. The large graphics make it easy for everyone to
participate, as well as gather all the information in one place.
- Building group participation
- Enhancing group meaning and "memory"
- Deepening understanding and substantive dialogue
- Creating "more fun" learning environments
- Building-in buy-in
Graphic Images and Learning . . .
Open Space - Open Space Technology is the brainchild of Harrison Owen, president of
H.H. Owen and Co., a consulting company in Potomac, MD. Harrison created the idea to conduct
meetings where formal agendas are scrapped and structure evolves. The voluntary nature is
such that any one who is bored, not learning or contributing is honor bound to leave. Other
principles to encourage rich discussions are: Whoever comes is the right person; whatever
happens is the only thing that could have; whenever it starts is the right time; when it's
over, it's over. Lair Learning clients have found this technique invaluable for creating
learning dialogue that let's the truth come out in a manner that preserves trust and build
relationships that allow solutions and impact to follow.
- Encourages big-picture thinking
- Shows a system on one chart
- Invites group participation
- The most effective way for a group to make decisions
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