Yes, the role of the facilitator can be changed in the middle of a retrospective.
During the retrospective, if the current facilitator leaves the team room for any reason, such connectivity issues or a schedule conflict, then any other Team Room member can take over as the facilitator.
Check out this help article to understand more about the role of the facilitator in a Retrium retrospective.
Change Facilitators Mid-Retrospective:
- Navigate to the action button in the bottom right of the screen and open the menu. You will see that you're listed as a participant. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner to open the "Retro Settings."
- Click "take over facilitator duties" to become the facilitator. This option will NOT be available if the current facilitator is still present the Team Room.
- Then click "Become the Facilitator" to confirm that you will take over as the new Team Room facilitator.
- Once you take over the retrospective, you'll see the action menu in the bottom right will reflect that you are now the retrospective facilitator.