One of the methods schools must embrace to grow their programs and provide the best atmosphere for students is brainstorming. Members of the teams must consult and collaborate with one another to plan and develop programs to meet student needs and community needs for student employment goals. Each team member must include his ideas and feel comfortable and confident on the team to share and add valid input. Brainstorming is useful to identify possibilities and opportunities for any task, project, and program (Cornish, 2004, 79). Team members must collaborate to discuss ideas and risks and decide on problem-solving methods for adapting or restructuring programs.
Brainstorming is similar to visioning as well. Team members collaborate with one another to review past events, decide current situations, and plan possible changes or revisions. By brainstorming or creating idea maps to discuss program directions, team members can see priorities and know how to determine the route of program futures (Cornish, 2004, 131). During planning sessions, teams must collaborate and share with one another their vision for program future and successes. Through this collaboration, brainstorming, and visioning, teams are able to see and hear ideas from one another that individuals may not recognize on their own. The teamwork approach creates more ideas and can be vocalized through brainstorming and visioning sessions.
Cornish, E. (2004). Futuring: The Exploration of the Future. Bethesda, MD: World Future Society.