Diamond of Participation

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= facilitation methodology explained in a book by Sam Kaner.


"The diamond is a map that points to three phases that groups pass through as they move from questions to insights. Groups begin with divergent thinking, sit for a while in the chaos and uncertainty of “The Groan Zone” and later move into convergent thinking." (http://chriscorrigan.com/parkinglot/?p=1265)

More Information

  1. Book. Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making. Sam Kaner et al. New Society Publishers, 1998.
  2. Convergent vs Divergent Reasoning