Consider the following points in evaluating discussion leaders.
Give them this written form to keep for a reminder.
In general tone
be encouraging rather than overly critical (on every point, stick to the “majors.”
Well-maintained group environment.
Responds well to others and gives appropriate feedback, with sensitivity, based on good listening).
Did the leader handle well the attendees’ wrong, superficial or confused responses; allow them to stray off topic?
balanced participation, controlling “over-talkers” and bringing in non-talkers.
Stayed within time limit.
Used many questions including counter questions.
Did not lecture.
Ice-breaker opening questions can be helpful, if they help stay within the main topic or do not go too long.