The Leader as a Facilitator - led by Roslyn Barnes: Leaders are often called upon to facilitate discussions among groups of people. Whether you are leading a team working on a project, coaching a sporting team or leading a Bible study, the best discussions happen when everyone in the group contributes by sharing and listening. When people are engaged with each other in this way, the group experiences growth and change. Sometimes this happens spontaneously, but more often than not the leader needs to create an environment for it to happen. We will explore together the nature of group discussions, the key the role that leaders play as facilitators, and the skills that leaders need to draw the whole group into meaningful dialogue.