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Small Group Facilitation: Improving Process and Performance in Groups and Teams by Judith A. Kolb

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Closing the Session

If you manage your time carefully throughout the session, there should be no need to rush at the end when everyone (including yourself) may be tired and less willing to engage in thoughtful discussion. Ideally, you will come to the result that was agreed upon ahead of time (for example, reach a decision or clearly define criteria that will be used in step two of decision making). Following that, closing activities should be brief.

Next steps? Everyone in the room and the people who hired you should all agree on the desired outcome of this session and what comes next. Spend closing time reminding people what will happen to the materials generated today, the decisions that were made, and what each person is expected to do as ...

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