Commitment

Closing circle

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Tool 59

Aim of the tool
This tool helps to wrap up a meeting in a positive way, enhancing participants' commitment to the MSP.

When to use it?
The commitment stage.

Polls

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Tool 54

Aim of the tool
Helping a group to make a decision in case the group can't decide unanimously on a course of action through dialogue. 

When to use it?
In the last stages of a MSP when decisions need to be taken.

Make a visual Theory of Change

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Tool 53

Aim of the tool
Help stakeholders to visualise their Theory of Change.

When to use it?
The commitment stage, when the group needs to come to a common understanding and agreement on which main strategies or pathways of change are needed to arrive at the vision, and where, how and what each actor is expected to contribute.

Option One-and-a-Half

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Tool 58

Aim of the tool
Encourage people to think creatively and make linkages between different ideas. 

When to use it?
The divergence stage.

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).

Fish Bowl

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Tool 55

Aim of the tool
Facilitating large group discussions on controversial issues and sharing the expertise of group members. 

When to use it?
Commitment stage, especially useful if the topic asks for one conversation instead of break-outs.

Set decision rules

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Tool 50

Aim of the tool
To create clarity when a decision is made and to distinguish which decisions need what type of procedure. 

When to use it?
The commitment stage, when decisions should be made and actions need to be agreed upon.