Generally, the “delta” is a time for everyone to think about how they would make the next meeting better. It might be hard to hear “the facilitator should do x, y, z” as that seems to be directed towards you. If it’s more about the facilitator organizing logistics, or sending reminders, then I think those suggestions are fine to receive if it makes the group function better, but anything else, you might try to encourage the idea that everyone has a responsibility to making the learning circle better - that’s the purpose of the delta - to find out how we can make this meeting better for everyone. With that framing, the delta is something the whole group should pay attention too.
Here are a few examples of deltas people might say:
- I’d like for all of us to start on time
- I’d like some dedicated one-on-one time from someone here to help me understand this thing I’m trying to learn
- I’d like some time at the start present my work to everyone
- I’d like to bring snacks next time
- I feel like I’m speaking too much, this is a group discussion, so I’d encourage us all to ask questions next time
- Can we review the course work on the projector next time together?
Interesting responses though. So, if they don’t want to do online course work, what are they hoping to do during their time together? Some type of structure or routine should be agreed to. I think if they have discussed their goals, and are supporting each other to reach those goals, then the course work is not mandatory if they don’t think it’s useful (especially if it was unanimous!) One scenario is that each member of the group has a responsibility to share a piece of work or exercise that may be useful.