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General Points:

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Er … can we make a start?

Call the meeting to order

• • • •

Wait until everyone is paying attention

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Remind everyone about the groundrules for meetings

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Tell everyone to look at their agenda

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Discussion

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You can see that we are going to discuss … and we have allowed … minutes for the discussion

Make sure people speak one at a time Give everyone a chance to speak and don’t overlook the quieter ones Some people have different ways of communicating, such as sign language, so you may need someone to help you understand what they are saying

In some meetings we need a decision

No moaning allowed Positive suggestions only Discussion rules apply No put-downs

Points of view, please.

Does anyone want to make a proposal about what we should do? Does anyone want to second that?

Decision time How many agree? How many disagree? How many don’t know?

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Let’s vote

Check that the secretary has made a note of the decision

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Action Plan

Now we’ve agreed to … How are we going to get started? What steps do we have to take? Who will offer to do it? When must it be done by?

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