For a Big Conversation to run well at the centre of it there is a leader (could be two or three people) with influence who have caught the vision of what it is about, have a relationship with other community leaders and know how to harness a group of people to facilitate the project.
- A community leader(s) will take hold of a vision for The Big Conversation
- The community leader will canvas the opinion of other community leaders who together take ownership for running The Big Conversation
- A small core group are gathered to facilitate The Big Conversation
- A launch event is organised
This can take between 3 and 12 months.