Abstract for: Scriptapedia: A Handbook of Scripts for Developing Structured Group Model Building Sessions

This paper describes a handbook of scripts—Scriptapedia—for developing structured group model building sessions. Andersen and Richardson (1997) have identified the importance of standardized protocols or “scripts” in group model building (GMB). GMB scripts have historically existed as undocumented structured small group exercises. Scriptapedia represents an effort to improve the practice of GMB as well the research into GMB effectiveness. We describe elements of scripts, case applications of Scriptapedia, and discuss uses, misuses, and misunderstandings of scripts. The handbook is included as an appendix to the paper.