4MAT Activity: Team Visioning Session

A departmental team begins an annual strategic planning session by completing a “Team Visioning” session. Team members are invited to reflect on how they can contribute fully to the vision process by completing a series of three statements:

  • The value of my perspective lies in…
  • My vision is…
  • My biggest hope for this process is…

Each team member then creates a visual collage which represents his or her responses to the statements. The group begins the planning session with each team member explaining his or her collage.

PERSONAL VISUAL COLLAGE

Focus: Visual processing exercise designed to encourage personal reflection and elicit sharing in partner and group exercises.

Description:

  1. Develop the statements to be completed by learners as they develop their collage. See examples of prompt statements mentioned earlier.
  2. Instruct learners to use the materials provided to create visual representations of their personal responses to the prompt.
  3. Invite learners to form small groups to share their collages.


Trainer Script:
“To encourage reflection, I am going to invite you to reflect upon the following: <share question or prompt>. On the table in the back of the room, you will find images and the necessary tools needed to create a visual representation of your reflections. Your task is to create a visual collage that you will use to share your insights with the group.”

Resources Needed:

  • Magazines with colorful images and interesting headlines
  • Poster boards or personal journals
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks

 

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