What is Case Clinic about ?
To access the wisdom and experience of peers and to help a peer respond to an important and immediate challenge in an innovative, co-creative way.
• The case should be a challenge that is current and concrete.
• The case giver needs to be a key player in the case.
• The participants in the case clinics are peers, so there is no hierarchical relationship among them.
• Don’t give advice; instead listen deeply.
USES & OUTCOMES
• Concrete and innovative ideas for how to respond to a pressing challenge
• High level of trust and positive energy among the peer group
• Practicing mindfulness and listening practices
Case Clinics allow participants to:
• Generate fresh ways of looking at a challenge or question
• Develop new approaches for responding to the challenge or question
Is participant experience relevant for Case Clinic ?
Sufficient space so that several different groups (each 4-6 people) can work without distraction
ROLES & SEQUENCE
Case giver: Share your personal aspiration and challenge that is current, concrete, important, and that you happen to be a key player in. You should be able to present the case in 15 minutes and the case should stand to benefit from the feedback of your peers. Include your willingness to learn from this (e.g., what you need to let go of).
Coaches: Listen deeply: do not try to “fix” the problem, but listen to the case giver while also attending to the images, metaphors, feelings and gestures that the story evokes in you.
Timekeeper: One of the coaches manages the time.
- Chairs for each group to sit in a circle or around a table
- Handouts of the process