ABC’s Debrief

Used by our staff with great results for years and is based upon 10 years of research of legendary people. This debriefing model reflects the process that leads to a legendary life. This is incredible simplistic and easy to remember.  We hope you find this valuable. Awareness, The question - "What Do We Know?" or "What Are We Focusing On Right Now?" Beliefs, The question - "Why Should We Care?" Courage, The question - "What Do We Do Now?" ABC Methodology Level 1 - the mindset shift. Here you will challenge beliefs, change perceptions and perspectives and invite courageous action[...]Read More...
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The Simplest Debriefing / Questioning Method

For a SUPER simple method, and perfect for beginners, check out the ‘What’ Method.  The questioning strategy could not be more simple: What? So What? Now What? What? Get full description and discussion around the experience. “What happened during the activity? “ “What did you / the group do?” “What were your reactions?” So What? Add meaning and create dialogue. “So what does that mean to you?” “So what does the way the group responded mean for our work environment?” Now What? Create application for what was learned. “Now what?”  Seriously, you can ask that simple question! “Now that we[…]Read More…

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How to ask GREAT Facilitation Questions

  Questions During the Debrief The debrief is the most difficult aspect for non-facilitators because it feels SCARY! Look at FIMAGE and honestly assess yourself.  But in truth, the debrief is the best part of the activity and what leads to a learning opportunity versus playing a silly game. Below is some basic information about questions.  If you want more structure, consider reading about different Debriefing Methods. Tips for the debrief: Beginning the debrief is the most difficult part.  If you are unsure how to start, simply ask: “What happened during the activity?” Remember!  DO NOT ask simple answer questions. […]Read More…

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Debriefing Methods

Since facilitation is about the process, not content, you had better understand the process.   The closure, or debrief, is the process by which we reflect on experiences and discover how they link to different aspects of our lives.  This is when real learning takes place.  Closure is not simply asking random questions.  The questions you ask create a path that allows members of your group to think through an experience from beginning to end.   While the experience is important, it is the process of learning that is more significant.  Since each of us experience things in a different way, it[…]Read More…

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DIGA – Experiential Learning Cycle

There are several debrief methods to choose from and DIGA is one we used while training hundreds of facilitators to be more effective because of the simplicity of the questioning that could lead to marvelous discovery. DIGA was first introduced in 1975 by University Associates as a simple method to focus a debrief: Describe Interpret Generalize Apply While I now use our ABC’s debrief, I still have DIGA as a backbone because I have used it successfully so many times. If you are every stuck, you could always start with the word and you were guaranteed not to ask a[…]Read More…

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