We spent an interesting evening with Lawrence Philbrook, Dir ICA and our International Association of Facilitators (IAF) friends at a special session practicing the ToP method, Wall of Wonder. It is a great tool to help facilitators gather a complete story from different perspectives, and adapt to a changing community over time.
Everyone knows the value of being forward looking. But first, start by reflecting on the past and current story - sharing and learning from each other's varied perspectives of history, examining trends and exploring their impact on participation.
Trying it out firsthand, we discussed the strengths, struggles and beliefs of communities during the three time periods: pre-1999, 2000 - 2019, and post 2019, all in 2 hours - talk about time travelling!