Facilitation is such a crucial aspect to creating a safe space for rich, participatory discussion. I’m a person who has been part of many group projects and I have fallen in love with the hand signals used by YOUNGO – the youth constituency at COP19. Their hand signals are one of the best tools I have seen for enabling facilitation of group discussions. Every morning we have Spokescouncil at 8am in the stadium and this can consist of discussions of well over 100 people with a main speaking body of representatives of around 20. This can easily result in unwieldy conversations but thanks to these hand signals, discussion flows, accessibility is high, and decisions are efficient.
So what are they? Goofy pictures will be best for this.