The Workshop Process -
The Introduction (continued)
Review Guidelines for the Group Discussion
During the group interactions, the facilitator should remember the following issues:
- Control the pace and keep on schedule. Keep the session focused. Some issues could be put in the "parking lot" and discussed if there is time at the end.
- Limit unnecessary or excessive discussion while keeping the tone friendly.
- Encourage everyone to participate. Examples: Ask individual questions or ask for an opinion. Go "around the table" to hear from everyone.
- At the end of each discussion point, quickly summarize and lead the group towards a consensus.
Resources to Handout and Review Before Conducting the Workshop