4 - Quite Complex

Method: Social Media

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Method: BarCamp

Participatory workshops similar in form to Open Space Technology but which make use of online platforms to increase the scope of information sharing.
The Sustained Dialogue Campus Network is a networking tool developed by the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue to expand the use of dialogue and deliberation on university campuses.
Future Workshops are small group deliberations which imagine future solutions to current problems. The process unfolds in three stages: critique (determination of the current problem), fantasize (solutions to the problem), and implementation.
Creative planning is a deliberative technique often embedded within a larger participatory planning process. It's goal is to relieve participants of practical or analytical constraints so that brainstorming and idea generation can flow organically without worrying that one is straying too far 'outside the box'.
The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation is an adaptive planning framework utilized by local governments and NGOs around the world to collaboratively and systematically conserve flora and fauna.
SGI is a method used by the JDPC to connect and network with other aid organizations and government officials in order to secure the resources and support necessary for the implementation of its Good Governance Project.
Consensus forums are similar to consensus conferences but differ in the number of participants actively involved in the decision making process. The forum setting brings together a diverse range of citizens who work in small groups to develop common points of agreements around an issue.

Method: Idea Jam

An "idea jam" is a collaborative brainstorming activity or event, geared towards generating solutions in a fun and creative environment. Jams can be self or group-initiated or planned in advance and facilitated. The format of a jam is flexible to the problem space that is being addressed.
Developed by Dr. Edward de Bono, the Six Thinking Hats technique allows participants to approach a discussion from multiple points of view.
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