Here’s a smattering of other graphics left over from the ELP Gathering.
Helen and Amanda frequently use ‘trailers’ to spark conversation and gather information. A trailer is a long line on the wall that uses icons to represent a continuum between positive and negative. People score their opinions of the topic at hand by posting sticky dots along the line. We used a trailer to discover how people perceived their meetings as an introduction to the Positive and Productive Meetings portion of the presentation. Here’s what a good meeting might look like.
The bad meeting is considerably more violent. Notice that some meetings were bad enough to be scored off the line and on the poor guy getting throttled. I like the enthusiasm of the fellow doing karaoke in the meeting.
After the whole groups rated their meetings along the line (more bad than good, sorry to say) I recorded the group’s ideas about what made some meetings good and some so terrible. Amanda facilitated as I recorded.
This illustration was used at the end of the Gathering to see how we did as a group at minding the ground rules established on the first day. The ground rules were recorded to the Gathering poster and visible throughout the sessions. The ‘failed ground rules’ icon had the moon rising to indicate the sessions lasting too long.
On the last day Ruth Gorman and Amanda George led a session on person centered teams. One of the exercises invloved designing a poster or logo for a an enterprise that represented the work groups’ values. My group made up a logo for a fictious company that supported people with disabilities to live in their family homes.