It depends. We’ve seen several approaches work well:
- A single moderator runs a Circle for a set period (such as six months or a year)
- A single moderator serves as a “manager” (sending information and updates, scheduling meetings, etc.), but Circle members take turns moderating monthly meetings
- Co-moderators share responsibilities
- The whole Circle runs like a co-op with different members taking the lead each month
When you recruit for moderators, you can share these options with them and let each Circle choose the model that works best for them. In addition, moderators can decide later on, even after starting a Circle, if they want to change the moderator system and share more responsibilities, or keep their current approach.