For Cooperation 2015, we will be using several participatory methods.
We could have gathered a group of speakers to tell you about the potential of peer to peer with specific experts showcasing what is currently being done in Chicago and globally. Instead, we want the process to mirror the process of community coming together, generating wisdom, sharing talent and knowledge, and doing something together that none of us could do alone.
There are many participatory processes we could use to shape the conversation. We could use Art of Hosting methods and specifically World Cafe and Open Space (the most well known participatory methods of group process). We will toss in some other unconference methodologies like a spectogram and an unpanel (fishbowl or Samoan circle).
You may be interested in using more process in your work. Some examples of useful participatory practices for peer to peer engagement include:
- Asset Based Community Development
- Appreciate Inquiry
- Various forms of Knowledge Mapping
- Participative Budgeting in Chicago
What forms of participatory process do you find useful?
What benefits have you received or noticed in using participatory processes?