Meeting Facilitation

Each group will choose a facilitator for the first meeting. After that the facilitator role will rotate each meeting. There is time in the agenda to choose a facilitator for the next meeting.

The facilitator’s role is to guide the group through the proposed agenda. The facilitator is not expected to have any special knowledge about the topic, and responds to each question as a participant. The facilitator’s role incorporates three jobs:

  • Make sure all voices are heard. We suggest “going around” to have each person speak during most sections of the agenda, rather than open discussion. 
  • Keep time and keep the group moving through the agenda.
  • Plan ahead. Ensure that a date and facilitator is set for the next meeting.