448 and 548- Lesson Plans



Please include in your Lesson Plan these 7 STEPS:

Each team prints there team scoring form for the entire class to fill out for their event

STEP 1 Healthy Happy Terrific (new one for each class, 2 minutes max.; & write your 2 HOMEWORK Questions for class on slides or board (run them by Boje several days before):

One question based on assigned course texts, other question based on student's living story in their development of some facet of becoming consultant to client. Please include references to course texts in answer. Answers due next class period, typed and haned it, and your team and instructor meet to score answers.

e.g. Question 1a: What is Becoming Agile and give examples ? 1b: What is your living story of your interest in small business consulting FUTURE? Please have 2 pages (single spaced) total for both questions for next class, typed, ready to hand in.

BOAL EXERCISE (10 minutes max) from  Augusto Boal's 200 Exercises and Games for Actors and Non-Actors (book on line)(Choose among the 200 exercises)

e.g. BOAL exercise for Day One: Complete the image (pp. 169-170A pair of actors shake hands. Freeze the image. Ask the watching group what possible meanings the image might carry: is it a business meeting, lovers parting for ever, a drug deal, they love each other, they hate each other, etc.? Various possibilities are explored to show all the ’meanings’ a single image can have. Everyone gets into pairs and starts with a frozen image of a handshake. One partner removes himself from the image, leaving the other with his hand extended. Now what is the story? Instead of saying what he thinks this new image means, the partner who has removed himself returns to the image and completes the image, thus showing what he sees as a possible meaning for it; he puts himself in a different position, with a different relationship to the partner with the outstretched hand, changing the meaning of the image, but conveying an idea, emotion, feeling – this is a dialogue of images, not just a juxtaposition. Then the first partner comes out of this new frozen image and looks at it. When he was inside it, he had a feeling; outside it, the remaining partner in the image staying frozen and now alone, the image will have a different meaning, evoke a different emotion, idea, etc. So, he completes it, changing its meaning again. And so on, the partners alternating, always in a dialogue of images. The players should look quickly at the half-image they are completing, arranging themselves in a complementary position as fast as they can not only to save time but to avoid thinking with words and translating them into images; like the modelling exercises, the actors should think with their bodies and their eyes. It does not matter if there is no literal meaning to the way an actor chooses to complete the image – the important thing is to keep the game moving and the ideas flowing. Then the Joker can add a chair to the game, two chairs, an object or two objects – how does this affect things, how does it change the dynamic? SEE MORE ON BOAL AT END OF THIS FILE

OPTION TO BOAL - CONSTELLATION [or choose a intergenerational family business CONSTELLATION exercise) Here is a Constellation Family exercise example


STEP 2: Provide 25 minutes for Boje and presenting team (including our MBAs) from the prior week to go through the homework. This can include picking out the best homework answers, and reading parts of them to the class. GRADING POLICY: must have 2 page answer with references to get full score; Students record their grade in Weekly LOGBOOK worksheet, along with # of participation slips & date/content of client meetings).

SINCE NO HOMEWORK TO TURN IN- we will use this time for our GUEST CLIENTS - for you to meet with them after hearing their 5 minute story SEE CLIENT LIST


STEP 3:(6 to 10 minutes) Put an ORIGINAL YouTube presentation together (more points if you do your own original YouTube, perhaps with client interaction, tour of the business, and on topic with AGILE [undergrad] and Hidden Costs text [MBAs])

EXAMPLE of ORIGINAL YoutTube: BOJE's intro to SEAM YOUTUBE (8 minutes) with these images: 4-Leaf SEAM clover; and A - B- C Axes& DPIE SPIRAL if possible use Captions for your YouTube creations when possible


Note: somewhat less grade points are awarded for no Original YouTube and just a PowerPoint [e.g. Boje's STORYTELLING AND SEAM TO BE AGILE slides'] and (hardly any grade points if its death by PowerPoint). ALL TEAM MEMBERS NEED TO BE PART OF YOUTUBE PROJECT FOR MAXIMUM CREDIT!


and TOOL OF THE WEEK: WEEKLY PILOTING LOGBOOK UPDATE and the Term Report (aka total LOGBOOK) (one per team)

Focus on book chapter(s) and ONE SEAM TOOL each session;


TOOLS (just one at time, each week:

  1. WEEKLY PILOTING LOGBOOK UPDATE - Each person will keep track of their own participation/class attendance/team meeting attendance/ actual meetings/calls with client progress --


STEP 4: In your lesson plan,MBA and Undergrad Team co-DEVELOP a HIGHLY INTERACTIVE class activity that puts the students into discussion pairs, or small groups to work on a HOMEWORK questions you ask them (e.g. Fish Bowl, World Cafe, field trip, interview with your client with class participating, an event of Boalian theater showing image, invisible, or forum theater DYSFUNCTIONS your cliient displays).

TODAY'S EXAMPLE: Break out groups to meet with OUR CLIENTS, and to pick one team to work with one of the clients for next Week HERE ARE YOUR PROJECT OPTIONS. Other teams will schedule next week once everyone returns with Client Application form completed. LIMIT of no more than THREE persons to a TEAM (beacuase every time 4 or more leads to excessive DYSFUNCTIONS and Hidden Costs in report quality & deficient learning experience & often Boje has to fire one or more, and begin again).

EXAMPLE (do your own): ACTIVITY ONE: HOMEWORK QUESTION(S) FOR DISCUSSION:DO NOT JUST STAND IN FRONT OF ROOM AND INTERACT WITH ENTIRE CLASS. To be interactive,Event, have break out discussions, lead by team members or strcutured exercises: In pairs share about the YouTubes and ask each student to first write for 5 minutes silently about the question, then share with a partner. Ask the pair to find a similarity in their answers, and to write two sentences on what they have in common on the topic. Then, do same for a difference. Finally the student facilitator has each group have a spokesperson share the commonality and difference in their answers.


STEP 5: After your event, do a 2 minutes Q & A with class to see what worked well today, and what could be better (2 minutes). Write the items on the board.

STEP 6: Not done yet. Presenting Team, including presenting MBA, is responsible for making copies of the EVALUATION FORM for audience members EVALUTION - scoring sheet - we have no funds to do copies for you (3 minutes). Make copies for entire class.

STEP 7: Good News! In exchange for presenting SKIT team not doing homework, the team & MBA presenting, will help instructor score their week's homework DURING THE NEXT CLASS, and must give constructive comments to audience member's homework submissions. This will happen in STEP 2 above.

Thank you - please work to root out our dysfunctions, so we enhance your individual and class learning experience.




(Study Guide with all six SEAM figures explained); 4-Leaf SEAM clover; and A - B- C Axes (bring this to first meeting with client) & DPIE


SEAM 2017 TEMPLATE FOR FINAL REPORT (bring copy to show client)

6 MANAGEMENT TOOLS YOU NEED, download today & show client:






PILOTING LOGBOOK WEEKLY UPDATE (Each student of a team (or solo) does this electronically, by showing your update to same form each week on cell phone or laptop instead of printing it)





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sample example Lesson plan 1 August 24 2015

sample example Lesson plan 2 2015



ACTIVITY Two: World Cafe Activity:

World Café basic model:

1) Your Student Facilitator begins with a warm welcome and an introduction to the World Café process, setting the context, sharing the Cafe Etiquette, and putting participants at ease. E.G. The World Café process is s TABLE HOST stays for several rounds of discussion, The OTHERS move from one table to the next at end of a round. World Café Etiquette is listening to others, taking notes, appointing a spokesperson to speak out at the end.

2)Questions: each round is prefaced with a question designed for the specific context and desired purpose of the session. The same questions can be used for more than one round, or they can be built upon each other to focus the conversation or guide its direction. E.G. on.

3) Small Group Rounds: The process begins with the first of three or more six to 10 minute rounds of conversation for the small group seated around a table. At the end of the six minutes, each member of the group moves to a different new table. Please leave one person as the "table host" for the next round, who welcomes the next group and briefly fills them in on what happened in the previous round. E.G. Before first round appoint a TABLE HOST how stays at the assigned table for all of the rounds.

4) Harvest: After the small groups (and/or in between rounds, as desired) a spokesperson are invited to share insights or other results from their conversations with the rest of the large group. These results are reflected visually in a variety of ways, most often using graphic recorders in the front of the room. E.G. Display results by having the Host and/or Spokesperson go to the board and write a sentence or several on the themes of the discussion, any concerns, next steps, etc. Do this for one round. In another round use different method, such as POP CORN: having a Host or Spokesperson from each group give one sentence comment orally, then another group follow on with a related but slightly different comment, continuing until all groups have share all new things with the whole community.

For more info http://www.theworldcafe.com/learning.html


another SEAM Intro and overview (Study Guide with all six SEAM figures explained)