Establish the Group's Purpose
- Broad enough to encompass different goals.
- Specific enough to determine common nature of the groups purpose.
Potential Sponsorship of the Group
- Pay careful attention to the purpose of the group and the organization's policies and goals.
Selecting Potential Members
- Select members for their expertise, interest in task, and position.
- Television, newspaper, radio announcements.
Size of the Group
- How many members?
Orienting Members to the Group
- Review the purpose of the group to new members
Meeting Place and Room
- Whole atmosphere should be considered.
- Introduction of members by leader should be facilitated.
Working with Resistive and Disruptive Members (Like in the Video)
- Leaders should treat member's suggestions and ideas about how to proceed with respect.
- Meetings that are not run well are boring and unsatisfying. The leader has an obligation to keep members focused on the task and to move the meeting along.
The Middle Stages
- Members and the leader often need to complete a number of tasks related to accomplishing groups goals prior to the meeting.
- The group should not assign essential tasks to members who promise to accomplish tasks prior to meeting but don't usually follow through.
Ajourning a Meeting
- The leader should summarize what has been accomplished during the meeting.
- Future agenda items should be specified.
Evaluating and Terminating
- Evaluate the extent to which the group has accomplished goals.