The book of (re)knowledge method is about
giving each other a gift by taking real time between members of the same group to highlight the qualities and talents of each individual.
35 to 45 minutes
Book of (re)knowledge canvas (1 copy per participant)
Pens or markers to write
As a facilitator, you
display the canvas on the wall or on the floor. You will have previously added a photo or the name of participants to the canvas so that each participant has their own.
Invite each participant to move freely in the space to
fill in each member’s “book of (re) knowledge” under the following three headings (10 to 15 minutes depending on the number of participants):
What inspires you about me
The talents and expertise that you have identified in me
My unique value
Download the template
Everyone has 10 minutes to
read the comments on their “book” and to think individually about the following questions:
What affects me the most?
What surprises me the most?
What is my personal takeaway? For others?
What strength would I like to develop further?
What strength would I like to use more as part of a team?
Taking note of the answers to these questions can help with the personal reflection needed before returning to the main group.
Lastly, you invite participants who wish to share all or part of their thinking during a
closing circle round (10 to 15 minutes depending on the number of participants).
Feel free to
modify the fields on the outline to suit your vocabulary. For example, we can suggest that the members of the group reflect on the following topics: “Personal qualities”, “Technical/professional skills”, “Managerial skills” or even “Interpersonal qualities”. If you have limited time, you can leave a free expression
field on a blank sheet of paper instead of using the canvas with three headings.