Define the purpose of the meeting or activity.
Planning a meeting or activity and communicating its purpose and schedule.
Establishing an agreement regarding how participants will conduct themselves.
Providing a clear structure for the meeting or activity.
Introduce the purpose of the meeting and keep it on track.
Ice breakers to introduce people or set a creative tone for an activity.
Processes of unconstrained generation of ideas without criticism.
Working towards agreement.
Group analysis activities such as a SWOT analysis.
Working towards a solution to a problem.
Working towards a decision.
Prioritizing a list of actions using techniques such as pareto analysis.
A facilitator can run a negotiation but doesn’t have any power over it as an arbitrator would.
Sidelining distractions and things that are taking too long.
Making sure that vocal stakeholders don’t dominate the conversation unless they have the most authority and accountability.
Resolving conflict and enforcing ground rules.
Trying to move things in a positive and cooperative direction.
Stepping in to ask for clarifications when people communicate in an unclear way.
Tracking actions and determining who is accountable and responsible.
Collecting feedback from participants.
Documenting and communicating the results of a meeting.
Unclear or insufficient meeting objectives. Lack of commitment or preparation on the part of key meeting attendees.Insufficient ground rules.