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Roles and Responsibilities for Group Members

Roles and Responsibilities for Groups

Generic Role: Leadership

Your role is to focus on the organization and production of the project content. You make a list of the project content, and distribute it to participants. You let the ‘organizer’ take care of things like meeting times and dates, etc. You are focused on ensuring that all participants have an equitable share of the project. You see the entire project, and make sure that all areas are covered and everyone understands what they are doing. You are positive, and encourage participation. You recognize conflict, and work in collaboration to solve this with the ‘peacemaker’ of the group.  

Generic Role: Organizer

Your role is to organize group meetings, places, times, dates, member contact information, communication requirements, timelines, etc. You are in charge of the group's big picture and the process of the group. During meetings you ensure that participants are working on the task at hand. You reorganize throughout the project, and initiate new aspects of the project or process as necessary. You are positive, verbal, and very task oriented. You are in charge of ensuring that the project meets the deadline, that everyone knows when to submit, where to meet, how often to communicate, and when to practice for presentations if this is part of the project. You wrap things up at the end of the project.   

Generic Role: IT Specialist

Your role is to ensure that the ‘product’ or ‘take-away’ of the project is perfect and very professionally done. You take everyone’s content -  format it, produce it, and create a seamless document, PowerPoint presentation, pamphlet, booklet, poster, etc. You add artwork, sound or special effects, etc. to create professional quality work. You ensure that each participant is given credit for their work on the created project. 

Generic Role: Peace Keeper/Harmonizer

Your role is to keep the peace. You try to make sure that participants are getting along. When conflicts arise, you address the issues at hand before moving on. You are positive and nurturing; you give encouragement when needed. You have good conflict management skills, and know how to work through problems and keep the group working together. If a conflict arises which stops the progress of the group, you are the group member who discusses this with the person who is having the issues, and if necessary, makes an appointment with the teacher, student(s) in conflict, and yourself to attempt a resolution.   

Generic Role: Editor

Your role is to edit everyone’s work, and ensure there is no repetition. You are an expert in English language grammar and spelling; you understand and utilize the publishing style required for the project. Your writing is succinct and professional. You understand the language style of the profession you are studying. You integrate each participant's work into a seamless document. 

Generic Role: Group Member

Your role is to participate in the project, follow direction, research and prepare thorough work, meet deadlines, communicate as necessary, and meet all the specific requirements of the project. You recognize the special roles of other group members, and give them your support. You willingly participate in the group process and production of content. You should be positive, and add to (not detract from) the group function as a whole. If conflicts arise, you work to resolve the issue before it gets out of hand. You are committed to the group process until the final project has been completed. You understand your role and the roles of others within the group and support all group members.