As a learning circle facilitator, your job is not to teach, but instead to guide, build community, help each learner achieve their goals. It certainly is helpful to be excited or passionate about the learning circle topic, however you are not expected to be a content expert.
Good facilitation requires a lot of different tasks:
There are also many other ways to support dialogue between participants, taking the pressure off of you to be a teacher.
That’s a lot, but don’t worry, nobody is expecting you to be perfect from day one, and it will become much easier with practice.
If you want some more feedback from our community, take a look at all our activities and share your own with us on our community forum. You can also read and watch more on the facilitate section of our website.