A group composed entirely by men for the purpose of supporting the growth and development of men faces some issues peculiar to itself. Here are some things we have learned from experience.
The space the group meets in must be free from any possible intrusion. No spouses, children, phones, etc. Dogs are alright and can even add a special atmosphere.
All members should attend all meetings. This is especially true for the first few meetings while the group is still forming. It will be impossible for the group to develop firm ground if the members change at each meeting.
Begin and end meetings at your agreed upon times. Ending on time greatly helps to increase the containment of your vessel. If you find that things only start to get rolling near the end, do not let the meeting go overtime without deciding as a group to do so.
Any rituals or special observances used by the group should be kept secret, known only to members.
No guests, unless they are considering joining the group and carefully consider whether you want to allow new members at all.
People should not describe or repeat what members do or say in the group to non-members.
People should not discuss really special, highly charged, profound, or painful events that occur in the group with non-members.