This is to send to one of you the minutes of the session!

The rules 👌

This happy hour is something unique. You have at your disposal a card game to help you facilitate discussions.

It consists of several successive cards that guide the exchanges as they go along, in order to explore the causes of the problems, identify our paradoxes, list the solutions we know and talk about individual commitments and collective action.

The game includes the whole process of the happy-hour, from the very beginning to the very end (about 2 hours). It includes introductory cards, concluding cards and four categories of question cards:

  • It's beyond me For a better understanding of the subject, to share knowledge, experience and questions on the subject.
  • And me in all this In this part, you will share more personal feelings and reactions about the evening.
  • It exists here you will exchange on the existing solutions you know and on the contents that inspire you on the subject.
  • Time to act Finally, we move on to concrete actions to be implemented locally to address the issue. We set ourselves a great challenge together and set a date to do it!

The rules are simple*: you draw the first card, someone reads it out loud, you go around the table. The second card is drawn and so on 😎

The happy hour card game

All participants can take notes in the happy hour board that you normally printed/copied.

If you prefer to do it live digitally, it's also possible! 🙂

In any case, just go here to indicate everything that is said/was said during the happy hour: http://bit.ly/notesapero

Receive the link

We will send him/her this link to takes notes!

Ready!

Click on the card to pass it, click on "Play the card" to start the timer.

  • The happy hour makesense 🙌
  • What's in this card game ? Lots of cool things
    We start by explaining the rules and useful tools to have a good time. Afterwards, you’ll be able to ask your questions, and we can respond all together!
  • To start, what's a happy hour exactly ?
  • It’s a safe space for discussion where we are able to share experiences and knowledge, with kindness and without judgment!
    And we can reflect on how we can effect change, in our own way.
  • Because if we start making ripples in our own streets and communities, and if several dozens like us exist in multiple cities, we can make waves all over the world !
    Every one of us has a role to play!
  • What comes next ?
  • Happy hour keywords
    Listening - Sharing - Kindness - Indulgence - Construction - Engagement
  • This table is to be filled up by all participants of each apéro . It allows us to take note of all the ideas and solutions discussed. The happy-hour table has three parts.
    Tip: If certain parts of the table seem slightly abstract in relation to your event, don’t worry! The rest of the card game will help you to fill them up without a problem. 😊
  • The “it exists” part allows us to list the existing material and solutions with regard to the theme of the apéro: films, books, social entreprises, NGOs, apps...
  • In the part “and me in all this”, each participant indicates his or her name, a little confession regarding how he contributes to the problem (yes, we all have one! 😉), and the first step he or she intends to take to overcome this tendency.
  • Example: Michel is at a happy-hour on the protection of the environment. His contribution to the problem is air travel. He loves traveling and going to far-off places
    He then decides that his next adventure will be to a place accessible by train.
  • In the part “time to act”, we move on concretely to action!
    This will be the moment to note all that we were able to identify as obstacles and problems, and to decide all together on a collective action to put in place, along with a date to start!
  • Example: During a happy-hour on the protection of the environment, the participants decided to organize a zero-waste picnic together. For more impact, they invited their neighbors, respectively, to come, in order to raise awareness on the problems of waste and trash.
  • After the happy-hour, two people can volunteer to coherently rewrite the notes included in the table!
    Don’t worry, we’ve come prepared! You will find a link at the end of the game that leads to a short questionnaire, and it won’t take more than 5 minutes to do.
  • This part is super important: the filled up table will be sent to all participants..
    It will also allow the whole community to know the solutions which you proposed, in a resource catalogue accessible to all. If we all want to act, we first need to know how to get started!
  • By the way, what is makesense ?
  • makesense is an organization connecting all together citizens, social enterprises and organizations
  • They discover and help local situations to emerge to solve global issues
  • It’s an open community organizing thousands of events (just like the happy hour!)
    to create awareness on social and environmental issues and take action
  • Shall we ? :)
  • We start with quick introductions. Everyone gives his or her name and shares what he is up to at the moment.
  • As the happy hour facilitator, you can now do the check-in It’s very important so all the notes written during the happy hour are send to those who are actually present (and not only registered)
    You just have to click on your admin link that was sent by SMS and email, and then click on each name (it becomes green)
  • The last thing I saw that made me angry
    Each participant shares in turn a fact related to the theme of the event
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • What I do not really understand about the topic we are discussing
    It’s time to ask all the questions you can have on the subject. There is no "stupid" question.
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • The bottom line for me is ...
    Each one takes 2 minutes to think and then shares with the group in 30 seconds
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • The reasons for not engaging on the subject are numerous. What would be the means to overcome them?
    In groups of 2, think about 1 brake and imagine a reaction or a change of attitude more appropriate.
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • Think of the person who is the opposite of your concerns on the subject. Who is she ? Why is she so far from this subject?
    Discuss the existing brakes to engage on this topic. What are they ? Why ?
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • A childhood memory or an anecdote that brings the subject to mind
    Each participant shares a memory or an anecdote related to the theme of the happy-hour
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • When I talk about this subject to my family and friends, here is their reaction: ...
    In groups of 3, share the complicated situations encountered in your environment
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • A concrete situation (related to the theme ) to which I did not react
    Everyone takes 1 min to think and shares the situation with the group. Then in pairs, think of a constructive reaction if the situation took place again tomorrow
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • My cute sin that goes against the subject
    Everyone takes 1 min to think and then shares the situation with the group. Then in pairs, think of a constructive reaction if the situation took place again tomorrow
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • A close person who inspires me a lot on this subject by his or her attitude
    Explain why
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • Share a content (documentary, book, video, sensibilisation campaign) or people (celebrities, artist, bloggers) providing solutions
    A documentary, book, film, awareness campaign, celebrity...
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • Share 10 examples of projects (associations, social business, NGO, etc) that encourage engagement on the subject
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • A celebrity / artist who could change the game (currently or getting more wet)
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • Let’s be crazy, what could we launch tonight locally to change things?
    Imagine all kind of projects from the most realistic to the most utopic, get rid of the box!
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • Who could we mobilize to do it with us?
    List some local stakeholders which could help you in achieving this project.
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • What should we do to overcome locally to succeed?
    List all the challenges you may face and try to find solutions for each one.
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • That’s it! Time to set a date!
    Everyone takes out their planner.
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • Share what inspired you, surprised you, and what you learned (if it is the case)!
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • If you were to retain only one thing regarding this apéro, what would it be?
    Play this card
    Let’s go…
  • One pair volunteers to organise what was written on the happy-hour table !
    Why is it super important? It will allow the whole community to know the solutions which you proposed, in a resource catalogue accessible to all. If we all want to act, we first need to know how to get started!
  • bit.ly/notesapero
  • Second to the last thing: Group selfie!
  • If you enjoyed this happy-hour, don’t hesitate to share your comments, photos, videos, or the selfie on Instagram! Tag @makesenseorg and we will repost!
  • Who is organising the next happy-hour ?
    Thanks again, and bravo to everyone!!
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