The Power of Flip Charts in Problem Solving Activities

The Power of Flip Charts in Problem Solving Activities

The Power of Flip Charts in Problem Solving Activities

Whether you are a trainer, facilitator, adult educator, team leader and manager you likely face a common issue when trying to conduct problem-solving and decision-making activities and training sessions… you need an effective means for capturing ideas and planning.

The Power of Flip Charts in Problem Solving Activities by The Creative Trainer – Robert W. Lucas, Awarding Winning Author, and Blogger

This is where classic flip charts come in handy. They are the perfect inexpensive, flexible, and easy-to-use piece of equipment. On them, you can make ideas and issues visual and capture thoughts and potential solutions from group participants.

Flipcharts encourage objectivity when groups brainstorm ideas or discuss issues. Points made can be captured for further evaluation and prioritizing once the input has been provided. Unlike whiteboards or similar writing surfaces, the capabilities of a flip chart are unlimited.

As long as you have flip chart paper, you can write on them, post them for reference and review, move them around the room and modify as needed. Further, after a session is over, flip chart content can be captured onto a computer or in another form and/or the sheets can be stored for future reference or documentation.

For creative ideas on how to make, use, transport, and store flip charts, get a copy of The Big Book of Flip Charts: A Comprehensive Guide for Presenters, Trainers, and Team Leaders.

Learn This Blogger – Robert W. Lucas

Robert W. Lucas is an internationally-known author and learning and performance expert. He specializes in workplace performance-based training and consulting services. Furthermore, he has four decades of experience in human resources development, management, and customer service in a variety of organizational environments. Robert Lucas was the 1995 and 2011 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Robert W. Lucas has lived, traveled, and worked in 28 different countries and geographic areas. During the past 40 years, Bob has shared his knowledge with workplace professionals from hundreds of organizations, such as Webster University, AAA, Orange County Clerk of Courts, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Martin Marietta, all U.S. military branches, and Wachovia Bank. In addition, Bob has provided consulting and training services to numerous major organizations on a variety of workplace learning topics. To contact Bob visit his website at or his blog