DE35 points on 3×5: At this moment in time what’s a key idea that guides your engagement work?

At Experiencing Engagement on Friday afternoon, we used an exercise called “Thirty Five” — involving 3×5 index cards — to bubble up key words and phrases most important to participants. The way it worked: People wrote a word or phrase on a card. Then we circulated and passed cards. Each pair of people discussed the two cards they held, and wrote on the back two nmbers — one on each card — which together numerically totaled seven. Then we circulated and did this again — five times. Eventually each card had a set of numbers on the back, ranging from 0 to 7. Summing the numbers “ranked” each card — and the phrase on it. Here’s background on this debriefing “game”: