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Facilitative Leadership in Social Work Practice

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ISBN-10: 0826108539

ISBN-13: 9780826108531

Edition: 2013

Authors: Elizabeth M. Breshears, Roger Dean Volker

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This foundation-level training manual for social work students and practitioners will help readers to become more effective agents of change through understanding the meaning, principles, and characteristics of facilitative leadership.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: The Value of Facilitative Leadership for Social Workers
What Is the Role of the Facilitative Leader?
What Is Facilitation?
Who Are Facilitative Leaders?
Facilitative Leadership and the Social Work Code of Ethics
Why Facilitative Leader and Not Just Facilitator?
How to Be the Facilitative Leader
Social Work Exercises
Becoming the Facilitative Leader
Preparing for a Successful Group Process
How Does the Facilitative Leader Prepare?
Being Aware
Social Work Exercises
Leadership Theories
Trait Theories
Innate or Learned?
Neutral or Value Driven?
Theory X-TheoryY
Situational Leadership
Transactional Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Adaptive Leadership
Technical and Adaptive Challenges
Leading With Authority and Leading Without Authority
Social Work Exercises
Leadership Ethics for Social Workers
Facilitative Leadership From the Social Work Perspective
Inclusion
Strengths-Based Leadership
Power-Over Versus Power-With
Oppression and Social Justice
Empowerment
Social Work Exercises
How Groups Work
The Phases of Group/Team Development
What Makes Groups Effective?
Balancing Process and Content
Groupthink
Social Work Exercises
The Facilitative Leader's Skill Set: Building Competence
Listening With Intent
Acting With Intent
Knowing the Difference Among Chairing, Training, and Facilitating
Valuing Cultural Diversity
Ensuring and Affirming Voice
Having Good Tools
Knowing When the Group Has Completed Its Tasks
Social Work Exercises
Organizing Groups
Establishing Ground Rules (Norms)
Building an Agenda
Exploring Dialogue
How Groups Make Decisions
Making Space Work for the Group
Social Work Exercises
Guidelines for Group Process Observation
What to Observe
Knowing Your Own Biases
Understanding When to Confront Conflict
Social Work Exercises
Intervening as a Group Facilitator: Addressing Voice, Privilege, and Power
How to Intervene in Group Process
Observation and Intervention
Preventative Maintenance Works Best
Social Work Exercises
Evaluating Facilitative Leadership
How Will We Know if Facilitative Leadership Is Working?
What Impacts Should We Expect?
Evaluating Facilitative Leadership Through the Lens of Social Work Ethics
Social Work Exercises
Conclusion and Recommendations
Recommendations From Facilitative Leaders
Conclusion
Tool Kit for the Facilitative Leader Options for Social Workers
Appreciative Inquiry
Ball of Yarn Two: Celebrations and Appreciations
Brainstorming (How to Think Things Up)
Concurrent Exploring
Creative Thinking: 1,001 Ways to Use a Paperclip
Feedback Loops
Force Field Analysis
Icebreakers
The Miracle Question
Nameplate Exercise
Pluses and Wishes
Rotating Rounds
Sample Agenda
Scaling
Sequenced Sharing
Success Matrix
SWOC (Formally Known as SWOT) for Facilitative Leaders
Turning Off the Volume
Index