We have always had a facilitator for our Bowen in Transition coordinating team meetings (generally 6-8 people). But at our last meeting, one of our members suggested we had been learning about facilitation through the group for the past 5 years (since its inception) and perhaps we should try having a session without a facilitator. We did so, and it worked wonderfully. We used consensus principles to create an agenda for the meeting and time-block each agenda item, and we shared timekeeper duties. I think it worked well because of all the excellent facilitation examples we've been exposed to over the years.
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