Place a large display board at the front of the room. In the rows, list the nine categories; in the columns, list time stages: “pre-event planning,” “beginning of the event,” “middle of the event,” “ending of the event,” “follow-up.”
Sort the cards by category. Hand out the category stacks to individuals or groups on the team.
Have someone describe the upcoming event: the objective, background, possible obstacles to success, etc.
Invite team members to select patterns in their category that could be used at each stage, and post the corresponding card in the appropriate row or column of the board (using a non-permanent adhesive).
Once complete, review the full arrangement on the board and discuss as a group whether it presents an appropriate strategy for the upcoming event.
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