So I posted my learning circle the day before yesterday, sent out an email blast yesterday, and today, I have now reached my 30th participant. The course doesn’t start until September 9th! I feel really bad closing registration so early, and yet… I’m not sure how many participants is too many.
I’m going to be using Zoom. Potentially, I can have them start in the main room, where I can do introductions and bring us all together, and then split them off into breakout rooms for the rest of the time. Because we only have two hours to discuss what we read for homework, do a writing exercise, share that writing, then do the group exercise(s) at the end, we can’t do it all as one large group. It would literally take all night! lol. But using the breakout rooms to sort of run several mini LCs within one big LC (which is what this seems like, while I bounce between them) makes me wonder how many we can accommodate. Right now we’d need to split it between 4-5 breakout rooms.
Also, I know there’s a chance that most of them won’t actually show up. But the last time I let 30 people register with that thought in mind, most of them did show up. lol. But that was for an in-person event, last September.
Anyway, if anyone has any thoughts on this, they’d be greatly appreciated!