Protocols and Activities Good for Administrative Use

Many NSRF protocols and activities work equally beautifully in educational and business contexts. We've listed several here that are good for creating more expedient and efficient meetings as well as supporting other administrative tasks.

You will notice that some of these protocols and activities are not available to you in updated form. To gain access to ALL the updated protocols and activities, you must complete a five-day NSRF coaches training. If you can document that you have completed such a training and wish to upgrade your membership to a member-coach status, please follow these instructions on this page.

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Affinity Mapping
Block Party
Chalk Talk
Chalk Talk for Planning
Closing Quote Cards
Closing Quotes Activity
Compass Points Activity
Compass Points II -- Do Opposites Attract?
Compass Points III -- Clockwise Round
Considerations for Responsive Facilitation
Constructivist Protocol for Adult Work
Consultancy (now see Dilemma Consultancy)
Creating An Action Plan
Critical Friends Group Year-End Survey
Critical Friends Groups Purpose & Work
Demands of Change Activity
Draw Your School Map (icebreaker)
Feedback Nightmares
Four A's Text Protocol
Framing Consultancy Dilemmas and Consultancy Questions
Future Protocol (a.k.a "Back to the Future")
Giving & Receiving Feedback
Goal Setting in CFGs Protocols
Guide to Using 7 of the Student Work/Problem Solving Protocols
Hopes & Fears Activity
Hopes & Fears for CFG Work
Individual Monthly Action Plan (I-MAP)
Individual Monthly Action Plan for Groups
Issaquah Protocol
Learning From Speakers Protocols
Microlab Guidelines
Microlabs -- Example Questions
Multiple Perspectives Protocol
Networking Protocol
North, South, East and West: an Exercise in Understanding Preferences in Group Work (Compass Points)
Observation Protocol #5: Observer As Learner
One Significant Reaction
Open Space Technology Materials
Picture Metaphor Activity
Picture Metaphor Cards
Ping Pong Protocol: a Consultancy for Groups
Pocket Guide to Probing Questions (now see Quick Guide to Probing Questions)
Probing Questions Approaches
Protocol Matching Activity
Qualities of Educational Leadership Exercise
Quick Guide to Probing Questions
Quinn's Six Questions
Quote Cards for Intro Activity
Quotes Introduction Activity
Rationale for Protocols
Realms of Concern and Influence
Reflections Sheets
Revealing Possibilities Protocol
Save the Last Word For Me
Setting Agreements Activity
SMP Guide to Good Probing Questions
Structured Charrette
Success Analysis Protocol
Success Analysis Protocol for Administrative Teams
Success Analysis Protocol for Leadership Teams
Suggestions for Bringing a Dilemma
Tea Party - see Block Party: A Pre-reading Text-Based Activity
Text Rendering Activity
Text-Based Seminar
Thirty-Minute Protocols
Three Levels of Text Protocol
Tuning Protocol
Tuning Protocol Guidelines
Tuning Protocol-Tuning a Plan
Understanding Probing Questions
Using NSRF Protocols vs. Ongoing Critical Friends Group Work (new document free to all)
What are Protocols? Why Use Them? (new document free to all)
Zones of Comfort, Risk and Danger
Zones Pie Chart Activity