The Debriefing Thumball™ was designed to help facilitators ask debriefing questions in a proper sequence that makes sense to participants. It can also shift some of the responsibility for successful processing from the facilitator to the participants. The sequence of 1. What happened, 2. Why is this important, and 3. How can I use this information, not only takes participants through a progression for processing a specific event, but also presents an overall lesson on proper processing.
The Debriefing Thumball™ offers excitement and variety to straight question-and-answer sessions or traditional processing.
Orange Fact-Finding Questions: These questions will ask general questions about what happened in the group. It asks factual questions or questions that simply summarize the events of the experience. The questions intentionally are easy to answer and set the stage for the other two colors of questions.
Green ‘Why-Is-This-Important?’ Questions: The green questions ask Why questions and elicit feelings from the participants. They also help participants analyze the significance of the experience.
Blue Transference Questions: The blue colored questions tie the specific experience to future experiences and to everyday life–after learning from an experience, how can participants apply this knowledge?
Instructions: Answer 3-6 questions per color. Orange first. Green second. Blue third. Throw it. Catch it. Look under your thumb. Answer it.