FACILITATION

I like, I wish

Every meeting or workshop should conclude with a feedback round, as even the briefest rounds can yield powerful insights. This fun, easy method draws in every member of a group and encourages reflection on what was just accomplished.
Goals
  • Harvest feedback
  • Facilitate reflection
  • Create transparency
Tool themes
  • Feedback
  • Reflection
  • Iteration
Information
Group size 1-15 people
Time 20 minutes
Material Post-its, sharpies and timer
Level Easy
Facilitation Beginner
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Before you start
The “I like, I wish” framework is a quick and easy way to evaluate participants’ experiences of a meeting or workshop. All you need for setup is a wall or board. Create two columns, and use large Post-its to label one “I like” and the other “I wish.”
We suggest scheduling this activity in the last block of your agenda and leaving some time for discussion. By doing so, you ensure that everyone feels heard, and enables you to gain insight on how the meeting was perceived.

STEP 1

Ask your participants to grab Post-it notes and markers. Prompt them to think of one thing they liked about your session, and one thing they would have wished to be different. Set the timer for 5 minutes, choose some upbeat music and ask everyone to brainstorm silently. Their “I like” and “I wish” ideas should each be written on a separate Post-it.


STEP 2

Once the time is up, ask each participant to briefly share their feedback one by one. Each person should stick their Post-its in the relevant column on the board while briefly elaborating on what they wrote. This encourages people to share constructively and also provides a platform to discuss possible solutions to the wishes raised.

STEP 3

After the session, review the feedback you received. Look for patterns and  actionable insights that you can take away and apply next time.
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