The purpose of Topical Discussions is to share information on topics of mutual interest to Forum members. In this process, people share experiences and viewpoints, and they learn from each other. Ultimately, it raises the take- away value of Forum meetings. Download this tool here.
The purpose of Walk in My Shoes is for the Presenter to quickly gather viewpoints of fellow Forum members. It’s like a situational simulation where people step into the shoes of the Presenter and state what they would do, based on the knowledge they currently have, if they were in the same position. Download the PDF of this tool.
This tool discusses the purpose and implementation of a “parking lot”, or a collection of member topics for possible presentations. Download this tool here.
This is an Excel template offering a sample of how to implement a Topic Board for your Forum. It can be downloaded here.
The purpose of a Storyboard is to generate a wide variety of feedback and input on various components of a situation. Storyboards are useful with complex issues. Download this tool for all the details.
A Reverse Presentation is to allow the presenter to ask the Forum questions about how they have or how they would handle various aspects of a situation. This is similar to a Topical Discussion, except that the presenter identifies the topic and creates the questions. Download this tool to learn more.
This tool takes you through the purposes and implementation of a Parking Lot Builder for your Forum. Download this tool for more details.
The purpose of New 2 You is to stay up-to-date with current trends, new websites, cool new gadgets, new cell phone apps, new books, discounts, events, etc. What’s new? Someone in your Forum probably knows! Learn about the latest and greatest. Download this tool to get all the info
A lightning round is a quick way for members to get input and feedback on lighter issues. It can bring a jolt of energy to the Forum if the meeting starts to drag. It’s also a high-energy way to end the meeting. Let the lightning strike you to learn more.
The Goal Achievement Plan helps you to develop a structured plan for completing a goal and gain insights from fellow Forum members. The traditional Gestalt Presentation format is used, however, the subject is on a goal or opportunity rather than a problem. A portion of the benefit is from the development of the plan itself. The second benefit comes from Forum members sharing relevant experiences and/or resources that may be helpful to the member’s achievement of the goal. Download this tool here