How to use Ketso for a conversation / exploration
Prepare the centrepiece and branches as per the instructions in each ‘App’ (examples above) or on the website. The ‘focus’ is written on the big centrepiece and the ‘themes’ are written on the branches like a big mind map structure. We have given some examples below for the conversation examples provided.
If you are using a Mini Ketso – the branch labels go on the white cards. If you are using a full kit, they go on a ‘branch oval’ which is a bigger oval. (If confused – go to Ketso shop, Ketso 3 Mini shows a picture of the smaller layout, Ketso 24 shows the picture of bigger layout)
If you are using the smallest kit, a My Ketso – then the branches go on white cards, and you can put two of the small felts together (using the plain side) if you need more space.
Someone is the ‘facilitator’ who reads the questions, but also joins in with the answers when doing it in a family situation. Everybody is involved, facilitator just keeps the process on track. (In other work or engagement contexts, the facilitator usually does not participate or answer the questions)
Once set up, facilitator reminds everyone what the focus is. Give everyone leaves of the right colour for the first question, and a washable pen each. Write on the coloured side, one idea per leaf (use as many leaves as want unless specifically instructed not to).
Ask the first question. Let everyone write their own answers for a little while until you feel ready enough to share and discuss as a group.
Go round, one person at a time, one idea at a time. The person who wrote it, read it out and put it down (wherever the person thinks is best, and it really doesn’t matter if don’t know, just put it anywhere for now).
In between the main questions on different colours, discuss what comes up and ask each other questions about it. Any insightful points or good questions, capture on a leaf too (you can use the white for comments about other leaves).
Proceed to the end. Everyone has shared and been heard. Maybe even learned something or come up with some actually useful suggestions.