Group Leader Role

As a group leader, your main role is to ensure that the group fulfills its goals to the best of its abilities.

These goals are providing information and support to the group’s participants.

  • Begin with introductions. Ask everyone to introduce themselves or give an update since the last meeting
  • Schedule meetings and set agenda based on schedules based on the needs and desires of the group members. Try to stick to regular meeting days, times and topics
  • Maintain a safe, friendly and warm environment
  • Facilitate balanced discussion and manage time
  • Encourage everyone to participate in the group and to respect others
  • Be an active listener, but do not give advice
  • Be honest – if you don’t know an answer, say so and try to find out
  • Maintain participant confidentiality