|Community members who were involved in any of the previous activities, or other impacted groups who have not yet been involved in the process.||Cornerstone establishments in the community (i.e., religious establishments, coffee shops, public schools).||Week 1
Three to four 60-minute workshops over a period of four days.
to prioritize and evaluate the ideas that are generated and discussed during the Round Robin activity.
|Select community members from the Round Robin sessions and core team members.||Cornerstone establishments in the community (i.e., religious establishments, coffee shops, public schools).|| Week 2
Four hour workshop.
to process and refine the ideas in the prioritization matrix into a cohesive concept.
|Select community members from the Round Robin sessions and core team members.||Cornerstone establishments in the community (i.e., religious establishments, coffee shops, public schools).|
The objective of this plan is to gather, generate and prioritize goals, proposals and existing initiatives. You do this to gain alignment on areas of focus for attention and allocation of resources.
Conduct this workshop with a select group of Round Robin participants and the core team in order to prioritize ideas from the Round Robin sessions and create concepts that target our defined areas of interest.
In groups of 3 to 4 people, create one Prioritization Matrix in order to prioritize the ideas generated during the Round Robin session.
- Define roles for each member of the facilitation team and divide participants into small groups of three or four people.
- Provide groups with a separate work space, copies of the Prioritization Matrix poster, copies of ideas to be prioritized, markers, and plenty of scratch paper and sticky notes.
- Each group identifies two to four criteria for their matrix.
- Groups discuss criteria and select two: one for the horizontal line and one for the vertical line of their poster.
- Groups force rank eight to twelve ideas across their horizontal line.
- Groups force rank all ideas across their vertical line, being careful to maintain horizontal placement.
- Groups talk through the pros and cons of the ideas in each of their four quadrants.
- Groups circle and combine similar or complementary ideas.
- Each group selects up to five individual ideas or combinations of ideas that they want to carry forward.
- Groups may repeat this exercise using different evaluation criteria.
In groups of 3 to 4 people, create posters that capture in detail the most promising concepts, which will be prototyped and tested in the next phase.
- Divide participants into small groups of 3 to 4 people, maintaining the same groups if following a prior prioritization exercise.
- Provide groups with a separate work space, copies of the Concept Poster template, copies of relevant ideas from prioritization, markers, and plenty of scratch paper and sticky notes.
- Capture all the ideas that will be part of their group’s concept in the first box on the poster.
- Name the concept as if it were a new product or service hitting the market.
- Articulate the concept’s key benefits.
- Illustrate the concept as a mini storyboard, using the following steps as a guide.
- Begin your storyboard by illustrating and describing the problem the concept will address.
- Depict and describe how people will become aware of your concept.
- Show and describe how people will use key features of your concept.
- Show and describe how someone’s needs have been met due to the concept.
- Write one key assumption for each frame of the storyboard.
- Identify one or two key assumptions across the whole storyboard that are most critical to the success of the concept as a whole.
- One group presents the concept to the larger group in 3 minutes or less.
- For the next 2 to 3 minutes, discuss questions, feedback and reactions from the rest of the group.
- Repeat presentations and feedback discussions for each group.
- Each group uses this early feedback to make changes to their concept before continuing.