Newbie issue with the group transformation widget

I have a rectangle and the green movement handle is way off the side of it. I’m pretty sure this means I need to edit the group transformation widget, but when I hold ctlr and drag the green handle, the handle and the rectangle move together. I have no idea what I’m doing wrong and my searches of the forums have only turned up people holding ctlr to edit the position of the green handle relative their shapes. Please let me know what other info you might need to help me troubleshoot.

Hi! the green dot for elements like fill and region doesn’t change with ctrl, only the group center. For changing the elements layer center you have to move the vertices.