Framing. Facilitators introduce the purpose, or frame, the group they’re leading. Framing happens when a facilitator sets a simple prompt that lets participants know there is a purpose to the group.
Sequencing. An important consideration is the order in which you present groups, or sequencing. If a group has never learned together, it might be important to follow the sequences laid out beforehand. If they spend time together a lot, following the formal sequence isn’t always necessary. If a group is more comfortable with each other, try bursting the bubble by digging right into deeper group times. It is important to try to put “heavy” activities after less intensive ones, to build a sense of rest and preparedness.