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The following article is based on material from the Family Community Leadership program of the Cooperative Extension Service. Later in this issue we have an interview with the Washington State Coordinator for FCL, Ardis Young, which provides more detail on this remarkable leadership training program.


This page is part of our series covering 'Groups and Teams' and looks at the various roles people take on as part of a formal group. The roles and responsibilities of the leader or facilitator and the individual members working within the group or team are examined. The word 'role' refers to how a ...


Maintenance Roles. Maintenance roles refer to the actions of individuals that help preserve the relationships in a group. Encouraging. What: Being friendly, warm, and responsive to others; accepting others and their contributions; regarding others by giving them an opportunity to contribute or be recognized.


Take a moment to think about the individuals in a particular group you were in and the role each of them played. You may recall that some people were extremely helpful, organized and made getting the job done easy.

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Functional Roles of Group Members . Task Roles 1. Initiator/Contributor Contributes ideas and suggestions; proposes solutions and decisions; proposes new ideas or states old ideas in a novel fashion.


Dysfunctional and/or Individualistic Roles. These roles disrupt group progress and weaken its cohesion. Aggressor – Makes personal attacks using belittling and insulting comments, for example, "That's the most ridiculous idea I've ever heard." Actions are usually an attempt to decrease another member's status.


While collaborative learning through group work has been proven to have the potential to produce stronger academic achievement than other kinds of learning environments (Johnson, Johnson, & Smith, 2006), it can be challenging to implement successfully because many students come to college without the tools they need to automatically succeed in collaborative learning contexts.


Cooperative Group Role Cards LEADER Makes sure that every voice is heard Focuses work around the learning task Sound bites: • Let’s hear from ____ next.” • “That’s interesting, but let’s get back to our task.” RECORDER


The odds of survival are compounded by belonging to a team. Any team that is not actively growing will lose effectiveness as it loses personnel. A group could theoretically be large enough to reach self-sufficiency by normal reproduction, but most groups will increase in size by bringing in new...


Learn how to use users, groups, roles, and licenses to manage authentication to Azure cloud services in your organization.