Capacities and conditions

Appreciative inquiry

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Aim of the tool
To identify the key success factors (including non-quantitative elements) for a given team, institution or intervention and to envision a new capacity for positive and sustainable change.

When to use it?
This tool is useful at the beginning of an intervention but can also be used for evaluation purpose.

Guided Fantasy

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Tool 31

Aim of the tool
Allow people to explore new types of thinking and link with the unconscious.

When to use it?
At the divergence stage. 

Six Thinking Hats

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Tool 28

Aim of the tool
To look at a decision or problem from different perspectives to achieve a complete and rounded view of the situation.

When to use it?
In the Divergence stage, or Convergence stage, where the quality of analysis is crucial for the best possible decisions.

Reflection

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Reflection Methods: Practical Guide

New book published: Reflection Methods. Tools to make learning more meaningful. Practical Guide for Trainers and Facilitators.

Authors: Femke Gordijn with Natalia Eernstman, Jan Helder and Herman Brouwer (2018).

Five Colours of Change

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Tool 32

Aim of the tool
Assess what type of change agent you are.

When to use it?
The divergence stage, where the differences of understanding, seeing and valuing become apparent.

Four Quadrants of Change Framework

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Tool 24

Aim of the tool
To help participants consider what kind of change strategies are being used in the MSP, and which strategies might be missing.  

When to use it?
This tool can be used in different stages of an MSP, but particularly at a moment when strategies for change are discussed. It helps to generate conversations which bring out essence of participants’ notions of change.