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

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Overview

Praise for the Revised Edition of The Art of Facilitation

"The Art of Facilitation picks up where most other books stop. It describes a whole new array of process tools in a totally accessible way. It delves into the underlying ethics of facilitation to clarify complex questions. This book is also beautifully written. After many years in the profession, I was surprised at the subtle way it helped me gain a new understanding of a number of important facilitation dilemmas. A very insightful contribution to the field!"
—Ingrid Bens, M.Ed., facilitation tutor, Sarasota, Florida, and author of Facilitating with Ease, Advanced Facilitation Strategies, and Facilitating to Lead

"Few books attempt such a broad scope and enriching view of group facilitation. Hunter provides a 'philosophy' of group facilitation, mixed with 'how to.' This is an impressive book, integrating a sincere concern for the reader's personal development."
—Sandy Schuman, editor of The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation

"Dale Hunter is a giant among practitioners, one of the pioneers in the field, and The Art of Facilitation is a classic. This book distills Dale's years of experience into straightforward, practical advice. Her wisdom comes through in every chapter."
—Sam Kaner, Ph.D., author of the international bestseller, Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making

"In The Art of Facilitation, Dale Hunter treats readers to an exploration of the field of facilitation at the same time she presents her unique approach. Throughout the book, in simple language, Hunter offers a powerful and important message—to facilitate others effectively you must facilitate yourself. Take Hunter's advice and your clients will thank you."
—Roger Schwarz, author of The Skilled Facilitator and coauthor of The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook

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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: 597,066
  • 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 author in the field of facilitation. She is a director of Zenergy, a New Zealand–based company providing facilitation, mediation, and coaching services to government, business, and community sectors.

Stephen Thorpe is a facilitator specializing in online facilitation and a director of Zenergy. He is secretary of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and editor-in-chief of Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal.

Hamish Brown is a facilitator and registered psychotherapist specializing in psychodrama.

Anne Bailey is a facilitator and a founding director of Zenergy.

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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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