Facilitator Learning Modules

Looking Back to Move Forward

The Most Amazing Retrospective Tool We Know!

This is a great tool developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) to assist complex decision-making or precede strategic planning. This technique will often bring the breakthrough a group needs. They realize they have weathered difficult decisions and/or events before and have enormous experience to undertake the change needed ahead. Here is the most common way I use this technique.



  • Historical Scan, Journey Wall

Module Includes:

  • The technique in a nutshell
  • Supplies you’ll need
  • How to lead the technique
  • How to set up the space
  • When to use the technique
  • Who to use the technique with
  • Sample group instructions
  • Reflection script
  • Sample final document

Looking for more advanced training in this method?

Try our 1-Day ToP Approaches to Environmental Scanning course

Categories: Acquiring Skills and Tools / Understanding Cultural Differences / Implementing Change / Mastering Strategic Planning / Building Teams / Resolving Conflict /