Facilitating circular discussions

One of the toughest skills to learn as a workshop facilitator is managing circular discussions.

I'm talking about those discussions where where the team goes around in circles discussing the same topic multiple times.

Here’s my top tips on how to handle circular discussions:

  • Time-boxing - let the group know that you’re going to set a timer for this discussion, the time-pressure will help people be more concise in their thoughts.
  • Note taking - Listen to the discussion and add notes to your whiteboard... See more



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