Skilled Facilitator A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches

ISBN-10: 0787947237

ISBN-13: 9780787947231

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Roger Schwarz

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When it was published in 1994, Roger Schwarz2s The Skilled Facilitator earned widespread critical acclaim and became a landmark in the field. The book is a classic work for consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, and coaches--anyone whose role is to facilitate and guide groups toward realizing their creative and problem-solving potential. This thoroughly revised edition provides the essential materials for anyone that works within the field of facilitation and includes simple but effective ground rules for group interaction. Filled with illustrative examples, the book contains proven techniques for starting meetings on the right foot and ending them positively and decisively. This important resource also offers practical methods for handling emotions when they arise in a group and offers a diagnostic approach for identifying and solving problems that can undermine the group process.
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List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/22/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Preface to the Revised Edition
The Author
How Facilitation Helps Groups
The Skilled Facilitator Approach
What Makes Work Groups Effective?
The Facilitator and Other Facilitative Roles
Diagnosing Behavior in Groups
Understanding the Theories That Guide Our Actions
Ground Rules for Effective Groups
Diagnosing Behaviors That Enhance or Hinder Group Effectiveness
Intervening in Groups
Deciding Whether, How, and Why to Intervene
How to Intervene
Using the Ground Rules to Intervene
Using the Skilled Facilitator Approach with Other Processes
Beginning and Ending Meetings
Dealing with Emotions
Agreeing to Work Together
Contracting: Deciding Whether and How to Work Together
Working with Another Facilitator
Using Facilitative Skills in Your Own Organization
Serving as Facilitator in Your Own Organization
The Facilitative Leader
Current and Previous Ground Rules
Sample Planning Meeting Letter
Guidelines for Developing an Effective Contract
Sample Agreement for Basic Facilitation
Sample Agreement for Developmental Facilitation
Guidelines for Using Experiential Exercises and Self-Knowledge Instruments
Questions for Cofacilitators
Guidelines for Contracting with Your Manager
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