Participation level:

  • High (Stakeholders participate in decision)

Innovation level:

  • Low (Traditional)

Facilitator skill level, and other support required:

  • Low (No special skills)

Can be used for:

  • Engage community
  • Discover community issues

Brainstorming aims to develop the broadest possible range of creative options,to evaluate these, and to select the best.

Brainstorming will offer better solutions to a community issue or proposal because a wider range of options has been canvassed.


  • Can encourage creative solutions.
  • Can serve as a warm-up exercise.
  • Can replace conventional participation tools wheresuch tools are inappropriate.
  • Can assist in

+Special considerations-weaknesses
  • Ideas are unrestrained and may not be achievable.
  • Sessions may be difficult to record.
  • Realistic outcomes are not guaranteed.
  • Allow time to engage


Organizing Brainstorming

How many people to organize?

  • Large (> 12 people)
  • Medium (2-12 people)
  • Individual

Time required:

  • Short (< 6 weeks)


  • Low (< AUD$1,000)

  • Select participants from as wide a range of disciplines with as broad a range of experience as possible. This brings many more creative




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see where we are also listing similar practices

  --Michel Bauwens (Not signed in).....Sun Jan 31 00:53:33 -0800 2010

The Bohm Dialogue, especially Collective Reflection has significance for me in terms of artistic critique and dialogue.

If one wanted to connect this to Jungian thought I'd relate to that.

  --Srule Brachman (Not signed in).....Mon May 21 17:09:16 +0000 2012





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