What is the scope of the harvest?
A collective harvest is necessary for the group to leave with shared learnings. It can also be supplemented by an individual harvest that allows participants to internalise their personal learnings: in this case, each individual keeps their own harvest and only shares it with the group if they want to.
Who carries out the harvest?
Depending on the case, the collective harvest can be in the form of:
the pooling of everyone’s personal reflections,
the product of group work, shared by the group itself,
a summary of a period of group sharing, carried out by the facilitator (in the case of the dialogue circle for example).
How to harvest?
All modes of harvesting are possible: writing of course, but also photography, video, a physical Lego model, etc.
Deciding ahead of time on formats that will allow participants to capitalise on their discussions is recommended. These formats are of course to be adapted to the aim and expected deliverables of the facilitated session.
There may be several formats to be filled in in the case of workshops lasting one day or more.