Imran Chohan

Imran Chohan

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Month: June 2014

Process Facilitation Basics – Paper Clip Exercise

This is one of the most widely used creative exercises that I know and it is the most effective way to understand creativity on an individual level. I have done this exercise with high school children and it showed me and those kids where they stand on creativity. I mean every individual kid knew the difference where the common ideas ends and creative ideas starts. They also understood divergent thinking. Before I move forward and start the exercise with you guys I want you all to look at this video and see what Sir Ken has to say about schools, creativity, divergent thinking, education system is going which way, and so much more. This video is for artists, arts students and pretty much for everybody. Those who think that creativity is only for artists and not for any one else. Well you are wrong and this video helps me with this point of view. You are a doctor, engineer, scientist, professor or astronaut this is for you all. After you watch the video we will move forward with the exercise. Enjoy!   Now that you have watched the video I know you are all itching to do the Paper Clip exercise. I will not waste you time and lets just start with the instructions. Paper Clip Exercise It is an individual exercise to help you understand where you stand...

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Process Facilitation Basics – Feedback Exercise

Remember we discussed Feedback and you all loved it and were sad when the Feedback topic was finished. Bring those smiles back because today you will be the part of a small Feedback exercise which will bring your creativity to the next level and in a most fun way possible. This is suitable for a small group of up to 10 people. But don’t worry the more the merrier. This exercise is best to do on the 3rd or 4th day of the group. Everyone knows the names of the other members and by now each member has a...

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Process Facilitation Basics – Manifesto

Welcome back to another exciting Process Facilitation workshop. Today I am going to do a small workshop with you guys. It is a group exercise and it requires hell lot of communication and brain storming. I loved this exercise and I did it with the groups that I had worked during my internship. It should be done as early as possible in a group. I recommend to do this on the 2nd or 3rd day of a new group. By than people have started to know each other and they are communicating and building a trust among themselves. So it is a nice time to introduce this exercise. The outcome will be a group rule/law/manifesto that everyone will abide by till the job’s done/finished/dusted. Those who are still interested in defining Manifesto, here it goes!!! A manifesto is a written public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government.It often is political in nature, but may present an individual’s life stance. Manifesto is derived from the Italian word manifesto, itself derived from the Latin manifestum, meaning clear or conspicuous. That being said lets get back to the task at hand. First of all you need to be in groups and if you are a single group than it is fine. The group can be as big as it...

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