Group Technique

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Agenda and Meeting Tips

Agendas should have times

All in

Before and After

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


Consensus at the core

Consensus Decision Making Steps

Consensus doesn’t mean casual

Consensus for endurance

Decide how to decide

Decision method right-sized

Define the edges

Direction more important than pace

Double-check your decision



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

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 get movement in a meeting

How to handle the person who talks too much

How to have an effective meeting – the basics

How to make decisions in small groups – Mini-Multi-Vote

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



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

Many presentations quick? How to do that!

Many Ways to Make Group Decisions

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 – Jamestown, Rhode Island

Meeting Room Setup for Max Effectiveness

Move in your meetings



Objectives, agenda, ground rules

Okay to change plans and rules

Peace and profit

Plan, meet, write-up

Providing structure provides fairness

Public input in many ways

Recommended Books and Links

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 Overview

Strategic quitting

Straw vote

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats

Table discussion guides

Take breaks to make more of your meeting

The Right to Understand

The Why and What of Positive Group Dynamics

Three times considered

Time-Lapse Room Set Up

Tips for Moderating Panel Discussions

Transparent Facilitation

Unique Room Set Up

Use the Screen for Reflecting

What is a Good Group Decision?

What’s next?

Whole Picture in Brief

Work with energy

Write on the walls

Zoom Facilitation Tips and Tools

Zoom Meeting Basics