On day two of the Leapfrog launch week at ImaginationLancaster a range of external participants were invited to take part in a workshop to generate ideas and solutions to develop tools for non-written consultation. A range of public sector officers from across Lancashire came to Imagination for the afternoon so we could spend time listening to the challenges they face in their roles and what approaches and techniques they have tried before. The Leapfrog team then worked with participants to elicit relevant information with the aim of generating ideas, potential tools and solutions for the future. These were captured using the Hexagon tool. Participants were encouraged to be as practical or as innovative as they wished to be in their creative thinking.
Small groups then categorised ideas into Pears or Lemons. Pears being an idea the group felt they’d like to take forward and Lemons being assigned to the rubbish pile. Small groups spent time developing their ideas in detail and presenting these back to the group at the end of the session. The original intention was for the whole group to vote on their favourite ideas to be developed into tools throughout the rest of the week. However the group consensus was that there were so many strong innovative ideas, they would all be considered in the next part of the short project activities. The team will now develop these ideas into tools that are ready to be presented to our public sectors partners in person on Friday.