Post Up Technique – Training Wheels

In our first meeting Jo Spiegelhauer used  the Training Wheels session to introduce us to the Post Up technique. It is a technique to generate great brainstorming session results. Each person brainstorms individually on post-it notes first. The post-it notes are then placed on a whiteboard where they can be discussed and grouped and organised into a plan. Read what we did in our session with Jo below

Everyone was given a pad of post-it notes and instructed to think of things we need in a training kit. One thing was to be written on each post it note.
At the end of the allocated time Jo had us form into groups and attached our post-it notes working our way around the group onto a board.

Then we had a board of items to add to our training kits.

  • Bandaids
  • Batteries
  • Bell
  • Blu Tac
  • Business Cards
  • Butchers Paper
  • Camera
  • Checklist
  • Double Adaptor
  • Extension Leads
  • Extra Handouts
  • Graduation Forms
  • iPad or similar to keep track of time
  • Ice Breakers
  • Labels for Names
  • Laptop
  • Laser Pointer
  • Lectern
  • List of Patricipants
  • Lollies
  • Lozenges
  • Marking Pens
  • Megaphone or microphone
  • Name tags and holders
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Post-it Notes
  • Power Board
  • Printed notes to cover for technical malfunctions!
  • Projector and accessories, adaptor, USB
  • Prompt notes
  • Props for Ice breaker games
  • Questionnaire or feedback form
  • Response system
  • Scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Session Notes
  • Snacks
  • Spare shoes
  • Spare training scripts
  • Staples and stapler
  • Stop watch
  • Tape
  • Textas
  • Tissues
  • Translating Dictionary
  • USB
  • Visual Aids
  • Water
  • Whiteboard Markers
  • Whiteboard cleaner
  • Whiteboard eraser
  • baseball bat, gag, handcuffs, magic kit

Jo went on to explain how using post it notes on a whiteboard meant that when all ideas were up they could be easily grouped, or categorised together.
If you have any suggestions for things we’ve missed just add them to the comments below.

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