Small Group Facilitation using Audience Response Technology

Critel’s New Offering: Small Group Facilitation using Audience Response Technology:


Critel ARS Facilitation Services


·       Want more member engagement during strategic planning and business planning sessions?

·       Want more participant engagement when problem solving business and organizational issues in small groups?

·       Want more rich dialogue and buy-in across your group?

·       Want more focus on critical thinking?

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Critel brings a fresh approach to problem solving, systems thinking and using mental models to help people develop solutions.

Our problem solving and issue development facilitation services concentrate on obtaining commitment from all participants, narrowing the focus, selecting the options and confirming the action steps.


Critel can facilitate a group of up to 15 participants using Audience Response Keypads to Augment the Facilitation of Small Group Dialogue.

Audience response systems (ARS) offer significant advantages to group problem solving dynamics.  They allow dialogue focused meetings to become more engaging, inclusive, and democratic.

Critel uses ARS capability in different ways at various phases of the flow of a dialogue process. By instantly displaying a graphical display of individuals’ responses to multiple-choice questions, participants become aware of the diversity of opinions, experiences, and perspectives in the room. The displayed results create a shared and somewhat objective picture of the diversity of the group mind that is less subject to interpretation than a summary created by a participant or facilitator. This accelerates productively the purpose of group dialogue, which is grappling with the causes and implications of the internal diversity in the perspectives of the participants.

Critel utilizes ARS to allow each participant to know their opinion counts equally and productively shift the attention of every participant to the group’s collective mind.”

Critel’s ARS problem solving approach helps participants share stories, ideas and opinions creating a collaborative, educational and unforgettable experience.

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