Fishbowl: Agreement on Working Together

Materials: Flipchart paper, markers

Exercise description

Fishbowl Method

Step 1 – Split into three groups. Each group prepares a proposal for an agreement on working together. Each group chooses two representatives.

Step 2 – There are six chairs in the fishbowl for the representatives of each group. The task for the fishbowl is to agree on the final version of the agreement on working together.


Suggested questions to evaluate the exercise: How satisfied are you with the result? How satisfied are you with the process?


Type of exercise:


15-60 min


We used this version of the Agreement on Working Together exercise only with groups that had prior experience of training and were familiar with the methodology, i.e. groups at advanced training or training for trainers.