Online Meeting Leader Guidelines

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Online Meeting Leader Guidelines

Post by Naranon_Admin » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:31 pm

We do have guidelines very similar to your f2f meeting that will need to be reviewed.

The meeting script is posted in Announcements and reviews these guidelines. It is important that this script is followed each meeting.

As the Discussion Leader, you will pick the Topic. Many times that Topic is something you have been struggling with, had an AHA moment over, something you have read and had meaning to you, perhaps a theme that is being brought up on the Forum. The Topic simply needs to be recovery related. "Our" recovery related!! Use of Non-Cal material is not permitted during meetings.

You will do best with the meeting script if you are able to use Word or other Word Processing program. From there you can easily cut and paste to the Chat room.

It is important that you start the meeting on time and end in a reasonable amount of time. Generally between 1 and 1-1/2 hours.

It is also helpful to ask someone before the meeting to act as your "greeter" to Welcome those who may have come in late and inform them of the topic.

The Discussion Leader is responsible for maintaining the flow of the meeting, keep crosstalk to a minimum and moving the meeting along in the right direction.

It is a good practice to keep a pen and pad of paper handy to maintain a list of those who quickly want to share "!" as it isn't unusual for 5 or 6 to raise their hand immediately, especially in a large meetings. It is also important to close the meeting after a reasonable amount of time (no more than about 1-1/2 hours) even if everyone has not had a chance to share. Those who did not have an opportunity can share after the meeting closes in open chat.

Make sure that you are familiar with the Forum guidelines as well as the Online Meeting room guidelines.


  • An active and participating member of the Forum
    Regular attendance at online or f2f meetings in an Anon group
    Having a Sponsor preferred but not required
    A review and working knowledge of our steps, traditions and concepts
    A one meeting commitment each month
    Obtaining a seasoned chair to guide you through your first meetings


Signups for Discussion Leaders will be posted for each month.

Meetings are held in our Online Meeting Room.
To enter click on the Online Meeting Room icon in the upper left or check Topic: Online Meeting Room Access and Guidelines for access instructions.


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