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Materials and Prep

There are a few steps before you get to running a workshop.

To Prepare for the Generate Ideas Workshop You'll Need to:

  • Find a space for your group to work in 
  • Schedule 2 hours for your group to do the activities
  • Gather the materials in the list below


  • One marker per person
  • One pad of sticky notes per person
  • Scrap paper
  • At least one HMW Question from the Define an Opportunity workshop
  • Printed or online Workshop Instructions for your reference
  • A camera or smartphone to take pictures of your work
  • Small stickers for people to mark their votes on ideas (like these, for example)

Have you completed the Define an Opportunity Workshop? Do you have a HMW question you’re excited about solving? Is your group ready to spend about 2 hours coming up with some great ideas? 

 Then you're ready to: