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The printed deck is available now for US $35 per deck (plus shipping), or US $25 per deck if you order 10 or more decks. You can also view and download PDFs of the full deck and booklet free of charge.
The Group Works card deck is designed to support your process as a group convenor, planner, facilitator, or participant. The people who developed this deck spent several years pooling our knowledge of the best group events we had ever witnessed. We looked at meetings, conferences, retreats, town halls, and other sessions that give organizations life, solve a longstanding dilemma, get stuck relationships flowing, result in clear decisions with wide support, and make a lasting difference. We also looked at routine, well-run meetings that simply bring people together and get lots of stuff done.
The deck consists of 91 full-colour 3.5" x 5.25" cards (plus a few blanks to add your own patterns), a five-panel explanatory insert, and an accompanying booklet explaining the purpose and history of the project and suggesting uses for the cards in group process work.
Each card is laid out as follows:
How to Use the Cards
Ideas for how to use the deck are limited only by your imagination. Possibilities include:
- teaching activities
- event planning and preparation
- post-event debriefing, analysis and reflection
- intuitive guidance
- personal study tool
- sharing responsibility for a well-run meeting
- exploring intersections among varied facilitation methods
There are specific ideas outlined in the Activities section.
We envision a learning community arising around the Group Works decks. You can get involved by adding content on the web, meeting with others to try out activities, signing up for the email list, and more. Click here to learn more.
To learn more of the story of how these decks came to be and the people who helped make it happen, read the Booklet that comes with the decks (available in both the free download and printed versions).