More infos to group size
Divide groups of any size in pairs of 2 or 3 (interview partners)
Is participant experience relevant?
It's okay if participants haven't seen the inside of a classroom in years.
Physical trust needed
Mental trust needed
Pairs of 2 or 3 have predefined questions noted somewhere.
30 minutes – 60 minutes
Experience level of the facilitator
taken part OR some facilitation experience
Number of facilitators
Having the possibility to go for a walk during the Dyade is nice.
CHARACTER OF THE METHOD
Level of activationactivating
Woo-Woo Level – How touchy-feely is this method?
From 1.Rationalist-Materialist “No feelings here, folks.” to 5.Esoteric-Shamanic Bleeding Heart:
• 3 Fostering New Perspectives & Ways of Thinking
• Appreciative / Community building
The Dyade is a very structured conversation between two persons using pre-defined questions. The same questions are asked again in several rounds, allowing a more and more profound understanding.
ALTERNATIVE NAME OF THE METHOD
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
Its learning targets are:
The aim is to go deeper into an issue and discover motivations/triggers. The same questions are asked again and again for several rounds (at least two times). It is most important that the answering person has time to think and answer. The person asking the question may not interrupt those that are answering, but listen with full attention.
RELEVANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Wolfgang Stabentheiner is the author of this kind of Dyade. See also www.future.at
A similar description you can also find here: http://www.partizipation.at/dyade.html
PREPARATION (excluding materials)
1 First round
Pick an interview partner and look for a quiet place or go for a walk to do the exercise. The participants take the questions with them, which have been introduced by the host.
Interview partner 1 (IP1) asks interview partner 2 (IP2) the first question. IP2 answers the question. He/She can talk the full amount of time or use it for thinking about his/her answer. It is important that a) IP1 does not interrupt or ask further questions and b) IP2 ends his/her answer in a clear and noticeable way. IP1 says "thank you" after each answer and continues to ask the next questions.
2 Second round
After all questions are asked the roles are reversed: IP2 asks IP1 the questions and gives him/her the time to answer them.
3 Repeating rounds and possible questions
After both partners have answered the questions a new round with the same questions starts. First IP1 asks and IP2 answers and then vice versa again. The number of rounds is dependent on the available amount of time. It is recommended to have at least 2-3 rounds, as different answers will arise, always moving deeper and deeper into the resonance space the listener creates.
Concerning the motivation for a project/plan:
After a workshop:
After having done the Dyade in pairs, it is recommended to come together as a group and exchange experience of the exercise -- either content-wise or relating to the method. Don't force the participants to talk about the content, but leave it open to them what they want to share.
FURTHER INFORMATIONhttp://www.partizipation.at/dyade.html (in German)
Trainers for this method can be hired here:http://www.plenum.at/ http://www.plenum.at/de/wer-wir-sind/team.html
Train-the-trainer seminars for this method can be found here:http://www.future.at/
Anything else one should know about this method?
There are different variations of this method. So you might find other settings which could also fit your framework.