Facilitation / Resiliency Tips
Remember to correct missteps, and also to forgive them.
Welcome and repair shame and resistance.
Rotate Facilitator responsibilities each time you meet.
Be sure to create a few guidelines for the role at your first meeting. Such as:
Have one individual open the meeting and read the prompts out loud.
Facilitators can keep track of time while others share.
Facilitators can further discussion with questions, others should simply actively listen.
Have a scribe, or note-taker, and rotate this role each time you meet.
People all learn in different ways, using a large sheet of paper taped to the wall to take notes can help to deepen learning.
Create a confidentiality agreement.
Rotate the location, or hosting duties, each time you meet.
Incorporate mindfulness or body based practices such as meditation and yoga poses at the beginning and/or ending of each meeting.
Perhaps your facilitator could lead this, or perhaps it could be a role in itself.
Create agreements for speaking and listening. Such as:
Allow each person to speak without interruption, until they signal that they are finished.
Use a timer so that all people have an equal amount of time, or structure time based on intersectional privileges.