The #1 priority of the Squad Mod is to create a positive, inclusive, and safe space for all members of the group to share their thoughts with one another. In our experience, we've seen that Squads where all members have equal opportunity to share their perspective, ask questions, and offer advice are more likely to participate in a Squad in the future.
Great Squad Mods set an example for the rest of the group by taking initiative and following through on what they say they're going to do. You don't need to be a professional facilitator or career coach to serve as the Mod, but you do need to be comfortable facilitating group conversations over video conference. You'll also need to be prepared to ask follow-up questions during the meetings and set ground rules to make sure that all members have an equal opportunity to speak with one another.
As the Squad Mod, you’re responsible for the following:
- Setting up your Squad's recurring Zoom meeting
- Adjusting the Squad's schedule of Hot Topics and Hot Seats
- Facilitating the weekly meeting (or, in cases where you need to miss a meeting, designate a member to facilitate the weekly meeting in your place.
Below are some quick links to the resources that you'll need throughout the program.
Once Your Squad is Created: Setup Your Weekly Meeting
- Read Next: Getting Started: Setup Your Squad
- Read Next: Picking Your Hot Topics (Prep Guide)
During the Program: Update the schedule of Hot Seats
- Read Next: What if someone doesn’t show up to the Kick Off?
- Read Next: Squad Mod Time Commitment
- Read Next: Squad Curriculum & Meeting Agendas
Each Weekly Meeting: Facilitate the Group Discussion
- Read Next: Tips for facilitating group discussions
- Read Next: Advice from Past Squad Mods