Open Future ImageThe Group Works Card Deck
The deck is available now for NZ $45 per deck (+GST, +$3.00 postage and packing). You can also view and download PDFs of the full deck and booklet free of charge.

There is a printable version of this page here.

What's Included:

Box for 91 Group Works Cards

The Group Works card deck is designed to support your process as a group convener, planner, facilitator, or participant. The people who developed this deck spent several years pooling our knowledge of the best group events we had ever witnessed. We looked at meetings, conferences, retreats, town halls, and other sessions that give organizations life, solve a longstanding dilemma, get stuck relationships flowing, result in clear decisions with wide support, and make a lasting difference. We also looked at routine, well-run meetings that simply bring people together and get lots of stuff done.

The deck consists of 91 full-colour 3.5" x 5.5" cards (plus a few blanks to add your own patterns), a five-panel explanatory insert, and an accompanying booklet explaining the purpose and history of the project and suggesting uses for the cards in group process work.

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Each card is laid out as follows:

Key to the cards:
How to Use the Cards:

Ideas for how to use the deck are limited only by your imagination. Possibilities include:

teaching activities
event planning and preparation
post-event debriefing, analysis and reflection
intuitive guidance
personal study tool
sharing responsibility for a well-run meeting
exploring intersections among varied facilitation methods

There are specific ideas outlined in the Activities section.


We envision a learning community arising around the Group Works decks. You can get involved by adding content on the web, meeting with others to try out activities, signing up for the email list, and more. Click here to learn more.

To learn more of the story of how these decks came to be and the who helped make it happen, read the Booklet that comes with the decks.

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