Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making

ISBN-10: 0787982660
ISBN-13: 9780787982669
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: This edition presents more than 200 valuable tools and skills for facilitators, consultants and anyone who works with groups.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

This edition presents more than 200 valuable tools and skills for facilitators, consultants and anyone who works with groups.

Sam Kaner, Ph.D. is the founder of the consulting firm Community At Work, and he has been its Executive Director since 1986. He is regarded as one of the nation's leading experts on facilitation. Over the past 20 years he has repeatedly been a featured speaker at the annual conferences of several professional associations, including the National Organization Development Network and the International Association of Facilitators. His corporate clients have included Hewlett-Packard, Price Waterhouse, Visa International, Charles Schwab and Company, and many other Fortune 500 companies. His public sector clients have included the California Supreme Court, the March of Dimes, Special Olympics, Annie E Casey Foundation and many schools, community-based organizations and government agencies.Lenny Lind is president of CoVision, Inc. He is the co-developer of Council--a groupware system designed for facilitators.Catherine Toldi, M.A. is a freelance collaboration specialist.Sarah Fisk, PhD is a clinical psychologist, a seasoned facilitator, and a designer of participatory processes. She has been a featured speaker of the annual conferences of the National Organization Development Network and the International Association of Facilitators as well as an adjunct professor at California Institute of Integral Studies. Sarah's corporate clients have included Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, Visa International, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc. and many other Fortune 500 businesses. Her public sector clients have included the March of Dimes, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, EarthIsland Institute, City of Edmonton, Alberta, and numerous educational and government agencies and community based organizations. Sarah has been a senior consultant with Community At Work since 1996.Duane Berger, M.A. is co-founder of the Resource Center for Consensus Decision-Making.

Foreword
Introduction
Grounding Principles
The Dynamics of Group Decision-Making
Participatory Values
Introduction to the Role of Facilitator
Facilitator Fundamentals
Facilitative Listening Skills
ChartWriting Technique
Facilitating Open Discussion
Alternatives to Open Discussion
Brainstorming
Tools for Managing Long Lists
Dealing with Difficult Dynamics
Effective Agendas: Desired Outcomes
Effective Agendas: Process Design
Building Sustainable Agreements
Principles for Building Sustainable Agreements
Gathering Diverse Points of View
Building a Shared Framework of Understanding
Developing Inclusive Solutions
Reaching Closure
Importance of Clear Decision Rules
Striving for Unanimity
Reaching Closure Step by Step
Facilitating Sustainable Agreements
Photocopying Policy
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
The Authors
Index
Training from Community At Work

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