The Proposals


March 08, 2005

Creative Debate Sessions:

The making of the Policy Proposals

Fresh insights are discovered and refined through the brainstorming and challenging generally accepted assumptions. The goal of the Atocha Workshop is to bring together diverse opinions and backgrounds to develop viable policy initiatives. The Atocha Workshop is not about consensus as each participant is asked to shape and strengthen their own policy opinions. All ideas will be published, in real time, on this weblog you are reading now.


Participants will be asked to shape creative policy ideas in the context of topic questions that will be posed to everyone in two Creative Debate Sessions.

Each participant will participate in 2 Creative Debate Sessions, each dealing with a different topic. A policy is a plan or course of action by a government, political party, institution, organization, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters.

120 participants will engage in two Creative Debate sessions, each in roundtable groups of 10-11 people. Each roundtable group will be presented with a question relating to global terrorism and your charge is to create innovative policy initiatives that deal with the issue. The Agenda during and after the Creative Debates is as follows:

Structure of the Creative Debates:

At each table there will be 9-10 participants (including a moderator) and one blogger. Once seated, the session will begin with a simple 1 minute introduction. After introductions, members will select a moderator from within the group. The structure and components within each group will include the following:


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