A Role for your Conference Leader/Facilitator.

Objective

1 Help the group make decisions – not necessarily wise decisions.

Some Sub-Objectives

2 Help the group with the procedures used during discussions.

3 Avoid making content contributions.

4 Encourage that only one person speaks at once.

5 Encourage people to contribute only to the official topic of the moment.  (Avoid Butterflying.)

6 Encourage people to (a) answer the questions other Members put and (b) comment on the ideas of other Members.

7 Check whether people understand what other Members have said.

8 Record ideas (including {draft} decisions) on a board/sheet which everyone can read.

Change of Role

9 The Group may decide to add and/or subtract items from the role described above.

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