Group Technique

About my Tips, Videos, and Handouts

Agenda and Meeting Tips

Agendas should have times

All in – Two votes

Before and After

Books on Group Decision Making – Recommended List

Brake in advance

Carrots are better than sticks

Characteristics of Good Meeting Facilitators

Characteristics of High Functioning Groups

Clarify, discuss, decide

Closing comments

Coalition membership


Community Advisory Panels Build Community Bridges

Consensus at the core

Consensus doesn’t mean casual

Consensus for endurance

Consensus Simple Steps

Decide how to decide

Decision method right-sized

Define the edges

Direction more important than pace

Double-check your decision

Every Problem Has At Least Two Solutions



Good Group Tips in the Jury Room

Good Meeting Guidelines

Google Docs for Group Reports

Ground rules

Ground Rules

Group Decision Making Steps

Group Decision Method – When to Apply Which Method

Group Decision Methods – from Dictatorship to Consensus

Group Process Guidelines (Ground Rules) by Larry Dansinger

Hear, hear

High School Facilitator

Hot hand

How to build community – Food!

How to call on people

How to decide what you don’t decide

How to facilitate meetings – Four Essential Functions

How to Form a Committee – 5 Essentials

How to get a group to cut down a list

How to handle the person who talks too much – Validate and hear from others

How to have an effective meeting – the basics

How to have movement in your meeting

How to Lead Meetings

How to move forward

How to move on

How to show the big picture – Use a Handout

How to Use Microphones for Group Interaction

If you could have a superpower



Informality is cool! Or is it?

Inspired to Act

Is it okay to shut someone down?

Keep your strategic plan off the shelf

Last minute decision making

Learn a lot fast in the room

Light hand on the tiller


Loose in the harness

Make Shift Coffee House

Many presentations quick? How to do that!

Measure to manage

Meeting Facilitation Techniques

Meeting Guidelines Written

Meeting introductions

Meeting Planning Steps for Facilitators

Meeting Room First Impressions Matter

Meeting Room Set Up Demonstration Video

Meeting Room Set Up Time-Lapse Video

Meeting Room Setup for Max Effectiveness

Moderating Panel Discussions

Move in your meetings



Objectives, agenda, ground rules

Okay to change plans and rules

Peace and profit come from good group decisions

Plan, meet, write-up

Providing structure provides fairness

Public input in many ways

Robert’s Rules of Order – Key Principles Explained

Round Robin

Say it with a sign

Seven Secrets for Successful Meetings

Shared values

Shared vision required

Should facilitators make suggestions?

Six Simple Ground Rules for a Civil Conversation

Small goals

Someone Neutral in Charge of the Process

Strategic Planning Basics

Strategic Planning Overview

Strategic quitting

Straw vote

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats

Table discussion guides

Take breaks to make more of your meeting

The Last Minute

The Power of Facilitation

The Right to Understand

The Why and What of Positive Group Dynamics

Three times considered

Transparent Facilitation

Unique Room Set Up

Use the Screen for Reflecting

What Does Consensus Really Mean?

What is a Good Group Decision?

What is a Land Acknowledgement?

What’s next?

Whole Picture in Brief

Work with energy

Write on the walls

Zoom Facilitation Links

Zoom Meeting Basics

Zoom Tips and Tools