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Facilitating group discussions
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5.1 A chaotic meeting

The following activity allows you to consider how Alan could have approached this meeting.

Activity 7

Meeting facilitation

Watch this video clip in which Alan attempts to facilitate a meeting of an established group.

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A chaotic meeting
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As you watch the video make a note of:

  • what you saw going wrong
  • what you think Alan could have done differently.

You will come back to your thoughts on this later.

You will gain much more by actively engaging with the content, rather than by simply observing it.

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What went wrong?

Three close-up images of Alan looking stressed
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So what did you notice about how the meeting went?

Look back at your notes and pick out the key difficulties Alan encountered that you think he will mention when he gets together with Lisa (a more experienced facilitator) to review the meeting.

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