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BEFORE GROUP BEGINS
1. Download and print a discussion guide from Anthology. Ask each member of your group to do the same.
DURING YOUR GROUP
1. Watch the Connect + Grow video together.
2. Discuss the questions and complete the exercise located in the study guide.
Tips for Facilitating
If you lead the group discussion, here are three things you can do to guide your group through a dynamic and helpful conversation.
1. encourage everyone to participate
Limit your own opinions and input in order to give the entire group space to speak. A good rule of thumb is that you should talk less than 20% of the time.
2. STeer the discussion without controlling it
Don’t be afraid of out-of-left-field input from a group member, but don’t let one member monopolize the discussion. Look for group members who are quiet but seem like they might have something to say. Give them the floor by asking them what they’re thinking.
3. Be Curious
Actively listen to group members and ask clarifying questions in order to discover what’s going on in their lives.
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