Finishing, Concluding, Ending, Stopping (1)

Concluding a session can be tricky.  Sometimes it is just a matter of recognising that the session is finished.

Ted Scott, a business leader in my community, has been heard to say, "I think that we actually finished a while ago, we just haven't stopped yet." Don't go on and on and on.  Draw discussion to a close.  If people want to keep talking, give them the opportunity to do that while letting others go.

In other cases, you need to draw the session to a logical conclusion.  Don't expect this to just happen.  As the facilitator, you need to bring it to a close.