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Roles Guide

ROLES for the online sessions:

  1. Host/Hostess:  Opens the video conference.  Assists newcomers with audio/video issues as needed.  Enforces the House Rules for Pax Templi (Peacekeeping).  Ensures there is a Season Session Sponsor assigned and that this role rotates amongst the members.
  2. Season Session Sponsor:  Is determined at the business meeting.  This individual is in charge of executing the programming for that season’s session. (Definition: The term ‘session’ is being used as a string of 3 to 6 meetings as decided by the group at the business meeting.  A season can have one or two sessions.  When the group is Not in session, the group is considered as being ‘Dark’.)  The Season Session Sponsor does this by lining-up study and showcase facilitators, ensuring that the facilitators rotate among the membership.  Assigns a willing back-up or step-in as needed.
  3. Study Facilitator:  Assigns a Timekeeper and ensures that all participants who want to read and discuss, have the opportunity to.  Tries to prevent one person from hogging all of the reading and/or all of the discussion.  Ensures that there is no single self-appointed guru or teacher attempting to lord over the Study – as everyone is both a student and a teacher as they will.  Can decide to allow some brief tangential conversation if it is deemed by the facilitator to be beneficial and/or relevant.
  4. Showcase Facilitator:  Share your topic either as a lecture, discussion, activity, performance, or show-and-tell!  Showcases are always a one-off singular item tailored to a specific topic.  Showcase information can be subsequently added to the Activity Corner.
  5. Timekeeper:  To keep the online meetings running smoothly on time.
  6. Participant:  We are all the participant.  The job of the participant is to enjoy!

STUDY FACILITATOR FORMAT

8:00-8:05  Opening: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.  (Love is the law, love under will.)

                  Facilitator assigns a TIMEKEEPER (Timekeeping Instructions below)

8:05-8:30     Segment 1:  Facilitator lets attendees know the round-robin reading is to begin, and makes sure everyone who wants to read has the opportunity to do so.  Facilitator decides if they want to limit turns to a page or so.

8:30-8:35     Break-time

8:35-8:55     Segment 2:  Facilitator lets attendees know it is time to begin the discussion, and makes sure that everyone who wants to express a thought, has the opportunity to do so.  Facilitator decides if they want to limit turns to 5 minutes or so, if needed.

8:55-9:00    Closing: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.  (Love is the law, love under will.)

Facilitator to ask for a volunteer to facilitate the next session.

TIMEKEEPER INSTRUCTIONS

Can always interject by saying the word “Time!”

8:05  It is time to commence Segment 1

8:30  Break-time

8:35   It is time to commence Segment 2

8:55   It is time to conclude the discussion 

LINKS

  1. Time Zone Conversion Table: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html
  2. House Rules Enforced by HOST: https://thelemarva.altervista.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TRVA_HOUSE_RULES_202007.pdf
  3. USGL Member Policy Statement: https://thelemarva.altervista.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/OTO_Membership_Policies.pdf