The Art of Facilitation: The Essentials for Leading Great Meetings and Creating Group Synergy / Edition 1

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Overview

"Dale Hunter has done it again! She has taken what was already a'must-read' for our industry, updated it, transformed it, andproduced both a road map for aspiring facilitators and avalue-added toolbox for crafty veterans. The Making Interventionand Processes chapters alone contain more insights than most booksin their entirety."
—Michael Wilkinson, author, The Secrets of Facilitation

This thoroughly revised edition of the classic book onfacilitation offers the most current research available on thetopics of facilitation and group dynamics. A comprehensive resourcefor facilitators, trainers, HR professionals, and consultants, TheArt of Facilitation describes the profession of group facilitationand the role of a facilitator, and outlines the key elements offacilitation. The book also examines the most common challengesthat facilitators face, as well as the ethical issues that pertainto the facilitation process.

Written by Dr. Dale Hunter—acclaimed facilitator, mediator,and coach—this revised edition includes new information onfacilitation in organizations, sustainability, therapeutic groupwork, and online facilitation. The book also includes anexamination of the wide range of approaches and methods that haveemerged in the field in recent years.

In addition to providing an updated guide to the topic, the bookcontains a training program that can be used by a group of aspiringfacilitators as a peer learning framework. It also includesfifty-two processes that are useful for both facilitators andfacilitation educators alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470467923
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 507,429
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Hunter is a group facilitator, mediator, coach, and authorin the field of facilitation. She is a director of Zenergy, a NewZealand–based company providing facilitation, mediation, andcoaching services to government, business, and communitysectors.

Stephen Thorpe is a facilitator specializing in onlinefacilitation and a director of Zenergy. He is secretary of theInternational Association of Facilitators (IAF) and editor-in-chiefof Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal.

Hamish Brown is a facilitator and registered psychotherapistspecializing in psychodrama.

Anne Bailey is a facilitator and a founding director ofZenergy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Abridged introduction to the first edition.

PART 1.

1. Preparing the ground.

2. The role of the facilitator.

3. A framework for facilitation.

4. Facilitating yourself.

5. Facilitating another.

6. Facilitating a group.

7. Making interventions.

8. Shifting levels.

9. Dialogue and storytelling.

10. Getting to consensus.

11. Addressing conflict.

PART 2.

1. Facilitation and the client.

2. Cooperative processes in organisations.

3. Facilitator ethics.

4. A sustainable society.

5. Facilitation and therapeutic groupwork.

6. Facilitation online.

7. Mapping the field of facilitation.

PART 3.

1. Facilitator education.

2. Training programme.

3. Processes.

4. Design frameworks.

5. Other resources.

Appendices.

A. Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood Body Corporate Rules.

B. Hand signs.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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