About the exercise
- Multi-format exercise
- Time required : 3 h 30 minutes
- Target audience : Any.
To help participants develop action planning skills by practicing creative thinking, critical analysis, idea development, and step-by-step planning.
This exercise introduces the double diamond model of structured idea development for action planning. Participants start by choosing a specific freedom of religion or belief (FORB) problem and brainstorming different ideas for tackling the problem. They then move on to select the best ideas and further develop them. In the last stage of the exercise, they choose one action idea and formulate a step-by-step action plan for it. This is a long exercise so you will need include breaks and energisers!
Participants should have taken part in context analysis and problem identification exercises prior to doing this exercise e.g., ‘The problem tree’, ‘The forcefield’, or ‘What’s the problem’. This exercise is an alternative to ‘Our change journey’.
Source: Adapted from the double diamond model popularised by the British Design Council.