One of the best things about each cohort is the diversity of participants in backgrounds, experience, skill sets and even personalities. We believe everyone brings value to the cohort experience. A facilitator’s responsibility is to consciously work to invite engagement from all participants even those who shy away from group participation. One of the most effective ways to get participation from a quiet person is to speak to them during a break and invite them to participate, perhaps by reading a case study. Giving them a heads up and/or invitation will help reduce the anxiety associated with participating and sharing when it’s unexpected.