Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision Makingby Sam Kaner, Lenny Lind, Catherine Toldi, Duane Berger, Sarah Fisk
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The Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision Making provides the tools to put our democratic values into practice in groups and organizations. It is a fabulous how-to manual designed to help groups increase participation and collaboration, honor diversity, and make effective, participatory decisions.
Loaded with graphics, guidelines and hand outs, The Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision Making covers the mechanics of group decision making, closure, building realistic agendas, surviving the groan zone, finding win-win solutions, and more! It features an exciting new model of participatory decision-making that will help group members learn to make effective, timely decisions that each member understands. It is perfect for managers wanting a more inclusive decision-making structure, for participants struggling to overcome poor group dynamics, for seasoned practitioners wanting to improve their skills at helping groups decide, and for students of working group dynamics.
The authors all work with Community at Work which specializes in the dynamics of participatory groups. They are based in San Francisco, CA.
- New Society Publishers
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- Older Edition
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- 8.51(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.66(d)
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I own about 10 books just on the practice of facilitation alone. This book looks simplistic in dealing with the intricate theories of a complex field; however, it is fantastic in dealing with the practice of facilitation, and gives you an excellent framework for viewing facilitation, as well as tools for making it happen and tricks to make it easier on you as well as the group. While there are deep books on the psychology of groups and guiding such, this book is my hands-down recommendation, after 13 years of practice, to all who are charged with some sort of facilitation role.
Not only does the Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making a great introduction and explanation of this method of group decision-making, it is also the best all-around guide for facilitating groups. It is easy to read, easy to use, and gives some great tips for moving a group of people from the 'groan zone' to win-win. No consultant, trainer, facilitator, or group leader should be without it.