Meetings with large groups of people often work better if they are facilitated (that is, run) by someone who does not hold a stake in the outcome of the discussions. The list of our facilitation activities is exhaustive in nature but few are mentioned below:
A facilitator can design and run a process that encourages people to work effectively together on the agenda.
A facilitator will help the group get to know each other, will work with them to set an agenda and ground rules.
A facilitator will direct and focus the discussion so that the agenda is accomplished.
A facilitator usually will take care to include all participants in the discussion (even ones who might otherwise remain
A facilitator (or an assisting “recorder”) will write down the highlights of each new point on in the meetings and will tape full record. This creates a shared, visual record of the meeting, which can then often be condensed into areas of agreement.