Learn about the role of the facilitator and ways to provide guidance and structure for productive meetings in the classroom and other workplace contexts.
Example—Respond to a question:
Example: "So Bill agrees with Michelle that this suggestion would be too costly."
Example: "So Bill, it sounds like you are concerned about what this decision ultimately means for the future of this project. Is that right?" Note: Following a high-level summary, confirm your interpretation with the speaker(s).
Record the discussion in a way visible to the group. Use flip charts, overhead transparencies, or meeting software projected onto a screen by the facilitator or a helper.
Note: Whenever possible, use the speaker's own words, and be sure to record everyone's comments to avoid creating tension and resistance.
Summarize key points at the end of the session for: