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RU Ready: Public Services Health Track: Groups

Career planning in health care occupations

Clocks for Time Keepers

Groups

THE ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY OF A GROUP

 

Ø      LEADER

 

Ø      TIMEKEEPER

 

Ø      RECORDER

 

Ø      ACCURACY COACH

 

Ø      REPORTER

 

FUNCTIONS/ROLES

 

Note:  Sometimes one person takes on multiple roles in a small group.

 

 

LEADER: is responsible for keeping the group on track.  The leader is charged with ensuring full participation of all members. The leader is also the group moderator/facilitator and may use comments such as: let’s focus on the problem; shall we move on to the next question/section; what do you think about this issue?

 

TIMEKEEPER:  Keeps the group on schedule.  He/she may utter words such as: we have ten minutes left, are we ready to record the mtg. summary?

 

RECORDER: also known as the note-taker, this person is responsible for archiving of the work sheets and the tone of the product.  This person may say things such as: did we get all the learning issues; Is this the diagram that would be used

 

ACCURACY COACH: The coach through enquiry ascertains that the group as a whole and individually is comfortable with all aspects of the assignment.  Coach also locates resources and evaluates the entire project for accuracy and perfection. It is not abnormal to hear one in such capacity articulate: where did you find that information; does the text have supporting info that can be used as we prepare our response to the problem; is this calculation correct?

 

REPORTER: The reporter or presenter is charged with assembling the draft of the group’s suggestion; consolidating mutual changesThe reporter may affirm his/her authority in these words: is everyone in agreement with this document; each person needs to review the draft and regroup with comments

 

--Erleen Harris, MLIS

 

 

 

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has taught students from elementary school to adult learners.  She has a B.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY, an M.L.S. from Pratt Institute, and an M.S. in School Administration from Touro College.

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