Just like in a Café, people can discuss several topics in small groups (6–10 people).
Each of the different conversations is led by a facilitator, who also captures the main outcomes.
People are switching from topic to topic, building upon each other’s ideas and thoughts.
By setting a timer for each conversational round, the discussion keeps dynamic and efficient.
After every group of people has joined every conversation topic the main insights or end-results are shared back with the whole group.
👥 In an offline environment
People are sitting in groups at tables related to different questions/topics. You can prepare a paper table cloth for participants to write on and/or have the table’s facilitator take notes on a Flipchart. When the round is over the participants switch to the next table and build on what the previous group has worked out.
🌐 In an online setting
Participants are put into breakout rooms. To capture the ideas & thoughts use an online whiteboard (i.e. on MURAL) with a dedicated section/area for each topic where the facilitator downloads insights. The difference to the offline setup is, that the group always remains in the same break out room; only the facilitator moves and brings the specific topic to the next group.