River of Life; results exercise

July 1, 2007 at 9:00 pm 1 comment

At the first day of the workshop on process documentation (PD), participants got to know each other a bit better using the ‘River of Life’ methodology. Six to eight participants sit around a table and make a drawing of their life up to today; the here and now. The centre is a ‘River of Life’ with highlights, when needed described above. Underneath there is room for expectations and fears. When all are ready, participants tell each other what the drawings depict. exercise

River of Life

This methodology is very useful for bigger groups (20+ participants) because it is time-effective, whereas a plenary session to introduce participants to each other is shallow, less intimate and very time consuming.


Entry filed under: Day 1 Introduction, Lodz workshop 2007.

Presentation of the PD-plan video group Lodz Workshop Process Documentation day 1

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  • 1. carmen  |  July 3, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    wow!!! I finally had a chance to check the web log. this is fantastic. great work!!! (could post this on any of the messages, but wanted to mention I really like having the faces of participants.
    these rivers are quite intriguing


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This blog records the training workshop on ‘Process documentation for learning alliances and action research’, held from 1-5 July 2007 in Lodz, Poland. The workshop was organised by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the SWITCH project and the EMPOWERS partnership
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