- The group needs to understand the process and agree to it.
- There needs to be a facilitator, clerk, or chairperson with both flexibility and firmness.
- The group should have a fairly high degree of homogeneity or bonding philosophy.
- People in the group should have some commitment to the on-goingness of the group rather than just to their own personal agendas.
- There needs to be a general assumption that everyone has something valuable to say.
Sources: Building Social Change Communities
Contributors: Susanne Terry, The Training/Action Affinity Group of Movement for a New Society
Recommended Reading: Building Social Change Communities