How do we add more variety in our debrief process? The same way we want variety in our coaching, the debriefing process is enhanced when we create space for the unexpected. If you’re tired of some version of “What did you learn?” let’s explore some other options.
Several debriefing models follow.
Thiagi: Sequencing the debrief
Borton: Shifting from analytic to contemplative to action
What: hard driving, pointed, sharp, logical, tough, rigorous
So what: contemplation
Now what: action
Priest & Gass Debriefing Funnel: Expands on Borton's 3 questions in their Debriefing Funnel:
Greenaway: This model generates higher involvement and higher quality discussions, useful when you really want to land the learning deeply.
1 - 2 – All
1: solo reflecting or writing or make a brief personal statement
2: talking in pairs
3: Whole group discussion
or in reverse order:
All - 2 - 1
or to maximize the learning:
1 - 2 - All - 2 – 1
Greenaway also developed the Spinning Plates model that encourages deviation from the debrief process model. The facilitator pays attention to the plate that is most likely to fall next…any plate that has escaped recent attention… and this keeps changing…
Rosenberg: Nonviolent Communication – use to deepen awareness
Race: Ripple. Wanting to Learn is at the center of concentric circles
These ripples are simultaneous, not cyclical.
Rippling inward: revisit the desire to learn
DeBono: Six Thinking Hats
International Cultural Affairs: ORID – this could be particularly useful on the Multicultural Coaching Day
2. Reflective (reactions) – Personal impact, Associations, Emotions, Images
3. Interpretive (importance) – Meaning, Values, Significance, Purpose, Implications
4. Decisional (direction) – Resolution, Action, Next Steps
Learning Styles Debrief: To encourage full engagement of different learning styles
Rough: Dynamic Facilitation – especially useful if the group is into something controversial, the group is stuck, or working on something very challenging.
In the first stage of purging what participants already know, we draw them out, help them feel heard, and record their contributions. Create a mind map, capturing the essence of what everyone says, using their language on one of four flip charts:
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