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]
Is there a way to email everyone, except one person, in a Google group? [more inside]
Does there exist software that can classify a large set of digital photos based on color? [more inside]
Where can I find a therapist / support group that specializes in job search coaching with experience in treating social anxiety and other irrational emotions? [more inside]
Ideas for supper for me, my sister, and her husband? [more inside]
I was relieved to hear that they found the Chilean miners alive, and amazed that they will be trapped for four months until rescue.
It also reminded me that I like reading books about people who are isolated somewhere for a long time. (I hope this doesn't sound morbid.)
I'm not so much interested in tragedy and death; I'm more interested in the psychology and group dynamics of people who are forced to live closely together.
Space station? Submarine? Post-apocalyptic abandoned museum? [more inside]
Socialise me! [more inside]
special needs filter: how do I help my high-functioning sibling gain independence? what have your experiences with special needs siblings been like? [more inside]
Birthday beach house rental in Hawaii over Labor Day. Where should we stay, and where's the best place to find a beach house rental online? [more inside]
Where should we travel to for our group's thirtieth birthday (beach) vacation? [more inside]
Is there a system of therapy that releases trauma like body psychotherapy, but done in groups or more inexpensively? [more inside]
I'm an artist. I owe a lot to my "Mentor". She & I established an art group that has been somewhat successful (we've had good group shows and made a bit of a name for ourselves). Unfortunately, I REALLY want to quit--and I'm having trouble thinking "how" I can quit. [more inside]
How can I change the view of EVERY FOLDER on my computer (vista 64) to the same view, sort by and group? [more inside]
What should I do about The Cabal? [more inside]
Looking for two Firefox abilities: is there a Firefox extension that lets you select multiple tabs and move them to a new window with one action? And is there a Firefox extension that lets you merge bookmark folders? [more inside]
I am asking this on behalf of my son. He has set up a Facebook Group titled something like, "If a million people join this group, it will help me go to college." His idea is, once he has a lot of people in the group, he'll have a URL set up with ads on it, which he can tell his group to click on. His question is: what's the next step? He doesn't have a bank account yet, he's not sure how best to stake out a URL, how to parlay clicks into his college fund, or if there are other, more effective ways to implement this. And I am of little to no help; what steps can I take to help him?