Dave, I would recommend you use a moderator / time-keeper / scribe that will give you the opportunity to participate with your team as a peer. Begin with various brain-stroming and idea generation activities to get peoples juices flowing and set the tone for an honest exchange of ideas. Then, move into a period of time where you address specific topics related to your team. Be really specific about what you want to take away. Establish ground rules at the start including caviats about judgement, etc.
I have found that the more ideas that are generated, the more constellations of ideas result. I caution you not to do anything for too long. Change up groups, remove favorite ideas, use post it notes and generate a report within 48 hours of the activity.
I hope that helps. I have moderated many sessions where my clients grapple with who they are and what goals they can agree to in the crafting of mission and vision statements. If you need any additional insight, feel free to call me: Tina, 202-342-0222
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