What are some good restaurant/bar venues in DC to host a medium-sized reception in mid-October? It's for a low-key wedding reception for friends. Considerations are: availability of private or semi-private space that can accomodate 40-50 people, relatively inexpensive catering menu, and a huge bonus would be something that offers outdoor/rooftop space. [more inside]
I need tips for leading a group of about 30 youth, ages 11 to 18, in singing (hymns, contemporary Christian, camp songs, et cetera). Most of the youth know these songs already but some don't like to sing. Lyrics will be projected on a wall. I will be playing guitar and maybe ukulele. I am 17 and introverted, but I think I can do this! [more inside]
A group of friends and I, all recent college graduates, have decided to meet weekly to discuss interesting recent sociology and psychology research. How would we go about finding it outside of ScienceDaily, and - more importantly - how can we access it now that we're all without database access?
Looking for ideas of Books that would be relatively fast reads and entertaining for group readings. I got the opportunity to participate in a reading of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas this past weekend in Aspen in celebration of the Good Doctor's 75th. It was a blast and would love to recreate that without doing the same book, but that book is perfect. A friend recommended my favorite book Confederacy of Dunces, but I think that book works because of the Character of Ignatius which may be hard to pull off in an aloud reading. But anyways, any ideas?
Cognitive Behavior Therapy group in San Francisco - does it exist? [more inside]
Asking for a friend. Anyone have experience in a group interview for a flight attendant position? Please share!
Can you help me find a ukulele choir or group in Maryland, specifically Montgomery or Frederick Counties? [more inside]
A group of wolves is called a pack. A group of cattle is a herd. A group of crows is called a murder. A group of humans is called a ________? Is there a specific, academic term for this? [more inside]
Looking for blog and podcast networks. [more inside]
I'd like to make certain documents at work (mostly PDFs) only openable to logged-in domain members based on group membership. Watermarking with account credentials would be a plus. [more inside]
How should I explain to my classmates that I can't finish my portion of our group project due to mental health issues, without disclosing the fact that I have these issues? [more inside]
What's a good, quiet place for lunch in downtown San Francisco near the Hilton Union Square? Needs to accommodate 35 to 40 people (divided into 5 or 6 groups if possible) who will be chatting over reasonably priced food (with a vegetarian option) for about 90 minutes starting at noon. [more inside]
Could anyone suggest a book or other resources with a Bible study plan for a mostly secular Bible study group? [more inside]
GroupCommitmentFilter: I've been trying to put together a large group of people to participate in an artistic performance-based hobby that they all claim to enjoy. I'm the group leader, and it feels like I'm herding cats when it comes to getting people to commit to attending training sessions so that our shows will be of a high quality. I'm constantly altering my plans so that the least experienced people aren't left behind. How can I get people to step up their game and commit to the group without alienating them? [more inside]
What's a good way to give a class full of people the opportunity to share email addresses? [more inside]
Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities: What do you need and how do you want to connect, if at all?
I want to start a social support network for young adult (18-35) siblings of individuals with disabilities in my area. How do I best serve this population and create meaningful connections? If you are affected in one way or another, please share your needs/insights! [more inside]
I'm taking a graduate-level course called Leadership in Education. We are required to work in small groups of four throughout the semester to discuss the material and do group projects. I'm really excited about the class, but the other members of my group seem apathetic at best, which makes group discussion and collaboration quite difficult. Given that this is a leadership class, how should I handle this situation? [more inside]
Advice needed on running a crit group for artists. I’ve been asked to set up and run a crit group for artists at my local printmaking workshop. Although I teach, I’ve never run a group like this before so I’m a little unsure of how to go about it. [more inside]
Is Emotions Anonymous really as culty as it seems to be? [more inside]
What is the term for a group of things? [more inside]
Clever group photo ideas for a staff of eight? [more inside]
I'm a member of a few different groups that periodically put together a bulk orders from wholesalers as a way to get a discount and also to bring products to our small island community that are hard to get otherwise. I'm managing one of these groups, and am finding that as it grows the amount of time spent keeping track of everybody's orders, calculating how much everyone owes, and dividing up the order after it's been received, has been increasing with each larger order. I've incorporated spreadsheets and a mailing list into my process but it still involved a great deal of manual processing. I've started writing some scripts to help out as well, but it occurs to me that others doing this must have faced these problems as well. I've tried some googling but haven't found much information out there, so I'm wondering how the rest of you do this. [more inside]
Looking for group exercises aimed at professionals that can demonstrate how leadership works, or games the group can play where they have to organize themselves and perhaps undertake an activity or complete a task. Basically any ideas that are fun, gets the group laughing and thinking- and they leave believing I'm awesome.
A group of colleagues and I want to send a complaint email. How can we all sign it, considering that it's an email and that none of us are even in the same state? [more inside]
I was a Boy Scout as a youth. What similar opportunities – for personal, skill, and leadership development – are there for adults? [more inside]
I'm looking for support groups for soon-to-be-parents with Asperger's Syndrome. Both individuals are 20ish and haven't had a lot experience being self-sufficient, have had difficulty organizing their lives, keeping jobs, etc. They are very excited about having a child, but could use some guidance on parenting, setting up a home, etc.
Looking for pointers for leading a great panel discussion or roundtable interview, in front of an audience. Tell me something that made an event you attended really memorable (in a good way), and/or give me some examples of what not to do. Thanks!
Suggestions for approaches to promoting healthy teamwork in undergraduate freshmen, as a TA? [more inside]
I am seeking recommendations for classic science fiction that will be entertaining and enjoyable for my book club . [more inside]
What essential and not-so-essential kit do small voluntary organisations need? [more inside]
Have you ever attended group psychotherapy? Was it useful? How did it work? [more inside]
My Meetup group has grown too large for our regular trivia night. Help me brainstorm ideas for a group of 10-15 people (sometimes more, sometimes less) to play trivia, drink beer, and socialize. [more inside]
I'd like to make a giant prop Flying Spaghetti Monster for my school's atheist student group, to present during the fall organization fair. How do I go about this? [more inside]
Are there any online forums that are more intellectually oriented? [more inside]
My company is encouraging employees to participate in community service activities by allowing us up to two full days to volunteer during work hours. What would be an appropriate activity for a small group to do together? [more inside]
How to SMS within a group? [more inside]
Group travel recommendations in Thailand? [more inside]
Health insurance filter: Is this really an employer group plan or something else? Should we be leery? [more inside]
Private music teachers! What are your experiences offering group lessons? Trying to make more money on a per-hour basis. [more inside]
How can I find a vacation rental for people who are under 25? [more inside]
What is the easiest way to collect money from a group of people? [more inside]
What's this kind of group massage called? It involves a small group of people simultaneously performing the same massage stroke on a different part of the massagee. [more inside]
My wife is looking for a group to join in San Francisco with some particular characteristics. Any recommendations? [more inside]
How do I do a "sum group by" of data in osx numbers program? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to convey to the new head of my knitting group that I am really too busy until January to help with events. [more inside]
My research group currently tracks our expenses (for lab supplies, travel, etc.) by printing copies of receipts and then manually tallying them in an Excel spreadsheet. Can anyone recommend a web service that will make this process easier? We'd prefer something free (or self-hosted), but are open to low-cost options as well. [more inside]
Should I avoid signing a year-long lease for a room in a group house or shared apartment? Is it reasonable to hold out for month-to-month rent, or will I end up with slim pickings? (I am looking in the DC area) [more inside]
Need loose structure ideas for a community writing group. It's completely open to the public and will meet every other week. However, since it hasn't yet started, and I'm the only certain participant, I want to be prepared with suggestions to get the ball rolling. [more inside]
Group Activities, Games, and Challenges for Adults? (who don't respond well to hokey or woo-woo stuff) That require using teamwork and brainwork? And don't need a lot of money or materials? [more inside]