Here at T4P, we use a range of tools and methods for ‘participatory conversations’ – designed to generate cooperative solutions and actions, by harnessing the collective intelligence of diverse people.
To enable a wide range of others to learn and use these ways of working, we occasionally host 2-3 day training events. Many thanks to all who joined the latest such one – the Art of Participation and Engagement, in August 2013 – and together created such a rich experience. Click here to download the ‘harvest’ report from that event.
The basic principles of these methods and practice are:
we all innovate best through healthy, interconnected relationships
between us, we already have all the wisdom we need, and it is at its best when shared for the greater good
‘self-organisation’ (as opposed to hierarchy etc) produces more energy, creativity and commitment
positive change is more likely to take place in the space where chaos meets order
leaders are those who create the conditions for inclusive engagement and co-creation
A range of methods are used within these processes, including: