facilitator should schedule one-hour interviews with each strategic planning
participant. Some interviews may conclude in 30 minutes; others may take 90
minutes. It is best for the facilitator to start with the leader, because once that person has made the commitment, the other team members will do the same.
Some planning team members may ask to have the questions provided prior to the interview.
While providing the questions prior to the interview sounds like a good
idea, the facilitator should be aware that some of the participants will
staff them out to be answered and then read the answers during the
It seems to work best when the participants hear the questions "cold."
The facilitator should give them time to think, and repeat the question if