Tables can help organize information in a simple and easy way. Whatever format we use, they help identify the main ideas, and also help us all see what information we do not have yet. This all allows people to discuss, and helps the facilitator (and all participants) see if they are on track.
The following are an example, as used in several workshops. The blue colour shows information about the capitalization process, while the green colour shows information about the experience itself.
To help orient the capitalization process
Setting the boundaries
To help focus on the selected experience
Description (organizing information)
To organize all the information available and identify which information might still be missing. To udnerstand (a) the initial situation, (b) the intervention process and (c) the current situation.
To reflect and understand the reasons behind success or failure. To generate new knowledge based on a practical experience.
To plan for sharing the results of the capitalization process.
A plan for completing the capitalization exercise.
A copy on Word is also available: