Facilitating Large Public Meetings
1. Determine the meeting’s purpose. Make sure all stakeholders understand and agree on this purpose (even if they disagree on everything else).
2. Differentiate between the roles of content expert and facilitator.
3. Use behavioral groundrules.
Remember to respect participants’ passion instead of fearing it. If they didn’t care, they wouldn’t be there. Give yourself a treat when the meeting ends.
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