Preparation ofMembers for first Meeting
Preparation of members for the first meeting is essential in workingtoward achievement of the purpose of the group. Members can beinformed to provide their opinion regarding the first meeting. Theyneed to understand that they are part of the group, and they need torealize that they are in charge.
The primary agenda will be to enlist new members to the group.Further, there would be introductions to enable members to get toknow each other. It would be an opportunity to make the groupactivities run smoothly with minimal challenges.
Ground rules will be enforced. Rules are needed in any given group asa way of guiding the overall manner in which activities will beconducted. For example, meeting times will be defined, and allmembers will be expected to adhere to the same (Corey, Corey, &Corey, 2013). Through the same, it would be possible to attain sanityin how the group operations are executed.
How will youprepare members for the first meeting?
Communication will be sent to the members regarding the groupmeeting. It can be done through the use of a flyer informing membersof the meeting and asking them to come.
The agenda will be the goal of the group activity. Further, it willbe crucial to inform members of what they should expect. It helps inmaking the group stay focused on the achievement of identifiedobjectives.
There will be no ground rules. However, members will be expected toconduct themselves with dignity.
Corey, M. S.,Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2013). Groups: Process and practice.Cengage Learning.