Guidance and Advice for Group Leaders/Co-ordinators
Study Group Leaders are likely to have some knowledge in the subject they are leading, although this is not entirely necessary. The important thing is to gather enough people in a Group who have some knowledge to share on the subject, or are willing to find out about the subject and share their findings. Group Leaders should not expect to shoulder all the work required to run a Group, nor deliver all the material for study. Group Members are expected to help out with devolved roles or research, as seems fit and appropriate.
Help Running a Group
There is comprehensive help in running Groups from the U3A Committee, via the Study Group Coordinator. A lot of more in-depth resources are also available from U3A national office.
As Group Leaders/Co-ordinators, you have a responsibility to the Committee of the Bury St Edmunds U3A and to your Group Members – however, it is not a role that you should find daunting.
Groups are the life blood of the U3A – so, without you, the Group leader/co-ordinator, there wouldn’t be a U3A.