What? So What? Now What? Brainstorm

What is this activity?

The “What? So What? Now What?” Template is designed to facilitate deep reflection about a specific experience or situation. This technique helps individuals or groups gain valuable insights, discover knowledge gaps, and learn from different perspectives. By using this template, participants can engage in a structured and guided reflection exercise to understand the significance of the experience and plan for future actions.

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Template created by: Tchales Jr. - Template has been used 17 times

What? So What? Now What? Template

What I?

What happened during the experience? What were the observations and key events? What challenges and exciting aspects did you encounter?

What II?

What questions arose as a result of this experience? How did the event affect you on a personal level? What conclusions can be drawn from the insights gained?

What III?

How will you apply the lessons learned from this experience in the future? What additional knowledge or skills would you like to gain from this type of experience? How will you address any challenges that arose during the experience?

How to conduct this activity

The “What? So What? Now What?” Template consists of three columns: "What I?", "What II?", and "What III?". In each column, participants should answer specific questions to delve into different aspects of the experience. What I? In this column, participants should answer questions related to the experience itself. Here are some examples: - What happened during the experience? - What were the observations and key events? - What challenges and exciting aspects did you encounter? What II? In this column, participants should explore the significance and impact of the experience. Here are some examples: - What questions arose as a result of this experience? - How did the event affect you on a personal level? - What conclusions can be drawn from the insights gained? What III? In this column, participants should outline their action plans and intentions after reflecting on the experience. Here are some examples: - How will you apply the lessons learned from this experience in the future? - What additional knowledge or skills would you like to gain from this type of experience? - How will you address any challenges that arose during the experience? Running this activity will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the experience, learn from it, and make informed decisions for the future. This template fosters meaningful discussions and empowers individuals and teams to apply their reflections to future endeavors. This template was inspired by the “What? So What? Now What? Template” created by Miro.

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