Addie is an acronym for Analysis, Design, Development, Implement, Evaluate: most problems can be resolved with this approach.
- Organize participants into small groups
- Present a brief, relevant problem scenario; for example 'City Council is planning to close all city arenas, pools, and seniors' recreation centres, and restrict public access to parks to weekday use.'
- Ask the groups to analyze the problem, first ruling out the potential it is a training (i.e. skill) problem
- Within each group, perform a short task analysis: 'Who is affected by this proposal?'
- Each group will design a plan to address either the immediate and/or long-term impacts
- Each group will then develop an activity (meeting, media campaign, protest march) that will resolve a particular aspect of the larger problem
- Group members will then implement the activity (or a model of it)
- Participants will evaluate the activities
Note: Facilitators can lighten the mood by giving a reward (i.e. candy) to the groups with the most innovative or creative, effective, humourous, etc.
based on the participants' voting.