Leading A Discussion

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A Guide for Small Group Leaders

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Leading A Discussion

  1. 1. Enabling Better Connections
  2. 2. Enabling Better Connections Prepare “good” questions prior to the meeting Explore group member’s opinions, experience, and beliefs
  3. 3. Enabling Better Connections Create a climate of acceptance
  4. 4. Enabling Better Connections Actively listen to each person
  5. 5. Enabling Better Connections Affirm all expressions of opinion from each group member
  6. 6. Enabling Better Connections “ Peel the Onion” with questions One answer is rarely enough. Follow up.
  7. 7. Enabling Better Connections Be careful not to “take sides” in a debate
  8. 8. Enabling Better Connections Allow for humor and “rabbit trails”
  9. 9. Enabling Better Connections Don’t be afraid of silence
  10. 10. Enabling Better Connections Deal with discussion “killers”
  11. 11. Enabling Better Connections Be a facilitator, not an expert

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