For meetings and events with lots of small group interactions, a template provides an excellent way for participants to self-facilitate conversations.
A template is a custom-designed worksheet that small groups use to guide conversations while simultaneously recording the output of the thinking and dialog that is taking place. A template provides order, focus and flow. A template enables a large number of small groups to easily follow a process while minimizing facilitation support.
Templates also provide a way for participants to connect with one another while they work. The completed templates often provide a valuable visual record.