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a two phase exercise


Hi all

I need a strightforward exercise that is done in two phases

Phase 1 is individual study and solution

Phase 2 is group consideration of the same issue to reach a consensus group has to be something a bit more subjective than a mathematical right or wrong answer but where there has a final "expert opinion"

Previously I used the "Lost in the Desert" activity but I need something different (not lost in space/lost at sea)

Can anyone help?


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  1. Who Killed The Baroness

    The first thing that springs to mind is Who Killed The Baroness.

    Phase 1 – A factual account of a series of events that lead to the grusome murder of the Baroness

    Phase 2 – Discussion around who did it and why. Lots of prejudices and assumptions will emerge.

    Watch an old episode of Columbo or Midsummer Murders if you need help with a murder story!


    Sorry I have no material, I did this with an outside Contractor.


    There are lots of short stories here…you just have to decide some questions around who did what and why…

  2. 2 phase exercise

    This may be a bit too long-winded or technical, but I have had some excellent group discussions (some might say ‘arguments’) with this material:

    I very quickly ditched the role-play aspect!  It runs really well as an activity where participants think about the pros and cons of each clinical trial individually or in small groups and then report back to the main group with their opinions to reach a consensus about which drug to develop.

    To be honest, there are no right or wrong answers, but this may work in your favour!

    Good luck!


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