Community Assessment Focus Group Guide

Last updated: June 17, 2021

The Extension Community Assessment Focus Group Facilitation Guide is a tool for facilitating listening sessions with community members. Involving community members in a focus group is an effective way to engage people in discussion and the identification of community issues. This document provides guidance to Extension Agents to facilitate a focus group to assess community needs and priorities. These focus groups provide a structured, facilitated introduction of questions that promote the discussion of ideas in a small group setting.