Generate rich group discussions, innovation and creativity in small or large group sessions for team development using Visual Explorer, a visual metaphor activity. Designed to spark conversation and kick-start discussions in a safe environment.
Developed by one of the top-ranked providers of executive education, Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL), Visual Explorer can also be used in smaller groups for personal development or one-to-one coaching, and feedback sessions.
Visual Explorer uses abstract images, metaphors, emotions and intuitions to kick-start creative discussions. These discussions should help to tackle important issues that could arise in any environment; and to build bridges between people.
Visual Explorer is best used when a situation is complex and has unknown elements and hidden assumptions. It is especially useful when there are a variety of perspectives involved and a number of social boundaries to be spanned.
The Letter sized cards work well on any size of group up to 24 people. The minimum time allowed for the activity should be 60-90 minutes.
For smaller groups, you can also use the Playing Card Size and Postcard Size versions.
Participants are informed of a framing question by the facilitator, such as ‘How are we creative as a team?’ or ‘What could we improve as a team?’, and instructed to browse the cards in silence until they find one that they feel relates to their answer or reaction to the question asked. Facilitators should allow 10 minutes of browsing time.
Small groups of 3-5 people should be formed and each participant should take at least 10 minutes to quietly observe, reflect on their image and consider their responses to the question, before they share with the rest of the group why they feel their image answers the question of the session. Five minutes should be allocated to each person for the introductory discussion on their image. Extended time should then be taken for the group to converse about each other's images.
The facilitator guide has been designed for use with any other image based activity
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A set of letter sized images used to facilitate creative discussions on any leadership topic. Developed by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Visual Explorer uses abstract images, metaphors, emotions and intuitions to kick-start creative discussions. These discussions should help to tackle important issues that could arise in any environment; and to build bridges between people.
216 Letter Sized (21.6cm x 27.9cm) image cards, 1x Visual Explorer’s Facilitators Guide.
Package Weight: 3.9kg
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