Host: An organization or individual responsible for logistics, recruiting participants, and supporting the lead facilitator, table facilitators, and note takers in holding the community conversation. In some cases, the sponsor might also serve as the host for the community conversation.

Table facilitators: Individuals experienced with small-group facilitation. Their role is to lead a small group of participants at the table through the exercises and discussions. Table facilitators follow, and sometimes supplement, the instructions given by the lead facilitator. Table facilitators are given background materials and attend an orientation session to introduce them to the program design and agenda. They are expected to have prior experience facilitating small-group discussions and should have a good understanding of the concept of crisis standards of care.

Note takers: Individuals assigned to document what is said at the small-table discussions and during the report-back sessions.

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