Tools for the planning and implementation of a constructive discussion, and tips for afterwards. Browse through the tools below and try them out in practice!

The Timeout Template

  1. Welcoming words and getting to know each other
  2. Ground rules for a constructive discussion
  3. Introduction for the theme
  4. Buzzing in pairs and/or self reflection
  5. Joint dialogue
  6. Themes to be discussed further
  7. Buzzing in pairs and/or self reflection
  8. Joint dialogue
  9. Reflecting on the insights
  10. Sharing your insights with others
  11. Wrapping up
  12. What happens after the dialogue
  13. Thank you

A Timeout discussion has been successful when an equal encounter and mutual trust have been created, and the participants’ understanding of the topic has grown.

Start, prepare and invite.

Wrap it up and learn