Leading a Sensitive Conversation
How to Run a Meeting About Sensitive Topics
Use the helpful strategies in this meeting agenda template to facilitate group discussions about sensitive topics. While the techniques outlined can help to create more open dialogue in any meeting, they will be particularly valuable during potentially difficult conversations in which it’s important to hear the perspectives of everyone present.
In this type of high-stakes meeting, the facilitator's mission is to manage their own emotions, while also helping the participants to manage theirs. The ultimate goal of these types of discussions is for the group to get all opinions out on the table, while also leaving the room without lingering grudges.Related Posts:
16-page Facilitator's Guide with tips, step-by-step instructions, & resources
Work through a sensitive topic
- Author: Dr. Patricia Thompson
- Group Size: 5 to 10
- Solution Categories: Managers
- Meeting Types: Issue Resolution Meetings
- Welcome the Group
- Commit to Discussion Guidelines
- Discussion (varies by topic)
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