This activity helps the facilitator to know the level of commitment participants have for an idea. It gives participants an opportunity to share their opinion and express their concerns so that the facilitator can speak directly to those issues.
- Draw or write the following levels of commitment on cards and place them on the walls around the room.
1. Still at home
2. Headed out the door
3. At the bus stop
4. Boarding the bus
5. In my seat and ready to go!
Explaining the Exercise: 3 minutes.
Activity: 10-15 minutes
- Explain that we are going to do a feedback activity to find out where everyone is at in regard to what you’ve been covering.
- Point out the signs around the room, and explain the meaning of each one according to the following descriptions:
1. Still at home – not interested
2. Headed out the door – open to hearing more
3. At the bus stop – willing, but need some questions answered
4. Boarding the bus – willing to go along for the ride
5. In my seat and ready to go! – fully committed and ready to help make it happen
- Ask participants to get up and go to stand where they think they are at present with regard to how they feel about the idea, vision, goal or project.
- When everyone has picked out a spot, ask some of them to explain why they are standing where they are.
- Then ask them what would help them move from where they are to a more committed place. (These additional insights can be really helpful for uncovering things the group might not have thought of and can be used to clarify certain aspects of the project that people want to do.)