3. Groups & Facilitation

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Module 1 Class 3

How do Groups function?  & why do they fail so often? 

In this class we study the cycles & natural successions of groups, some growth patterns of teams & we look at the most common errors.   We present some examples of designs for support structures that are very effective in practice with the basics of Facilitation - an essential skill for anyone designing with groups.

There are many, many ways that have been invented to organize groups of people to work together effectively.   And most of them work very well, in particular circumstances.

In this chapter we explore some of them, but also look for underlying patterns that come up.