Facilitators secret power is their ability to get people in conversations, and have those conversations move forward to something conclusive.
Typical meeting structure for group development.
Facilitator assigns note taker >Takes notes, will write them up, will email them to group.
Secondary introductions in the group >Why is this important to them? What do they want to see as a result?
People give their email address, and name, and phone number for the group.
General discussion about the topic: 15 minutes >Who knows what? How on top of their game are they with the topic at hand? >What sort of actions or events are taking place already?
Facilitator supports group to clarify topic. >The name of it, the scope of it, the impact of it.
Facilitator supports group to clarify desired result.
Facilitator supports group to identify key actions and steps to get desired result. >Identify 3-4 big moving parts that goes from today to topic resolution. High level steps. >Identify the next step to focus on.
Review of the types of jobs – 10 minutes – http://santacruzindivisible.org/issues-teams-guidelines/
Identify goal for next meeting
Assign jobs >Identify what deliverables by each person for the next meeting
Identify next meeting date
Ask anyone about closing statements.
Keep conversation happening until 8:30. >We will have a group closing a quick closing section.