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The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation: Best Practices from the Leading Organization in Facilitation

The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation: Best Practices from the Leading Organization in Facilitation

Sandy Schuman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-97160-1

Mar 2005

700 pages

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$106.00

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Sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators, The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation offers the need-to-know basics in the field brought together by fifty leading practitioners and scholars. This indispensable resource includes successful strategies and methods, foundations, and resources for anyone who works with groups. The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation provides an overview of the field for new and aspiring practitioners and a reliable reference for experienced group facilitators, including chapters on 
  • Creating positive ongoing client relationships
  • Building trust and improving communications
  • Facilitating group brainstorming sessions
  • Drawing out the best in people
  • Developing a collaborative environment
  • Designing and facilitating dialogue
  • Managing conflicting agendas
  • Working with multicultural groups
  • Using improvisation
  • Understanding virtual meetings
  • Facilitating team start-up
  • Assessing group decision processes
  •   Building expertise in facilitation
  • Reviewing core facilitation competencies
  • Modeling positive professional attitudes

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Preface xi

About the Contributors xvii

A Superlative Task 1

PART ONE Create Collaborative Client Relationships 5

ONE The Big Picture: Creating an Ongoing Client Relationship 7
Nadine Bell, Susan Nurre

TWO The Skilled Facilitator Approach 21
Roger Schwarz

THREE Facilitation: Beyond Methods 35
David Wayne

PART TWO Plan Appropriate Group Processes 55

FOUR Eight Ps of Effective Facilitation Planning and Preparation 57
Jeff Bracken

F I V E The Architecture of Participation 73
Patricia Tuecke

S I X Building Trust: The Great Enabler 89
Maria Begoña Rodas-Meeker, Larry Meeker

SEVEN Facilitation of Group Brainstorming 103
Paul B. Paulus, Toshihiko Nakui

EIGHT Promoting Mutual Understanding for Effective Collaboration in Cross-Functional Groups with Multiple Stakeholders 115
Sam Kaner

NINE A Procedural Analysis of Group Facilitation: A Communication Perspective 135
Joe Chilberg

PART T H R E E Create and Sustain a Participatory Environment 153

TEN Graphic Facilitation: The Art of Drawing Out the Best in People 155
David Sibbet

ELEVEN Creating a Positive Participatory Climate: A Meaning-Centered Counseling Perspective 171
Paul T. P.Wong

TWELVE How to Build a Collaborative Environment 191
David Straus

THIRTEEN Effective Strategies for Designing and Facilitating Dialogue 205
Steven N. Pyser

FOURTEEN Dynamic Facilitation: Design Principles from the New Science of Complexity 225
Lisa Kimball, Trish Silber, Nedra Weinstein

F I F T E E N Facilitating the Whole System in the Room: A Theory, Philosophy, and Practice for Managing Conflicting Agendas, Diverse Needs, and Polarized Views 241
Sandra Janoff,Marvin Weisbord

SIXTEEN Successfully Facilitating Multicultural Groups 255
Christine Hogan

SEVENTEEN Improvisation in Facilitation 281
Izzy Gesell

EIGHTEEN Facilitation of the Future: How Virtual Meetings Are Changing the Work of the Facilitator 295
Lori Bradley,Michael Beyerlein

PART F O U R Guide Group to Appropriate and Useful Outcomes 313

NINETEEN The Team Start-Up: A Scripted Approach to Facilitating the Start of an Effective Work Team 315
Fred Niziol, Kathy Free

TWENTY Facilitating Large Group Meetings That Get Results Every Time 335
Sylvia James,Mary Eggers,Marsha Hughes-Rease, Roland Loup, Bev Seiford

TWENTY-ONE Facilitating Communication in Group Decision-Making Discussions 351
Dennis S. Gouran, Randy Y. Hirokawa

TWENTY-TWO Consensus Building: Strategies for Resolving Disagreement 361
Michael Wilkinson

TWENTY- T H R E E Quality Without a Name 381
Reinhard Kuchenmüller,Marianne Stifel

TWENTY-FOUR Facilitating Participatory Evaluation Through Stories of Change 421
Terry D. Bergdall

TWENTY- F I V E Assessing the Effectiveness of Group Decision Processes 449
John Rohrbaugh

PART F I V E Build and Maintain Professional Knowledge 457

TWENTY- S I X Facilitator Core Competencies as Defined by the International Association of Facilitators 459
Lynda Lieberman Baker, Cameron Fraser

TWENTY-SEVEN Operational Dimensions of the Profession of Facilitation 473
Jon C. Jenkins

TWENTY- E I G H T How to Build Your Expertise in Facilitation 495
Kristin J. Arnold

TWENTY- N I N E Dimensions of Facilitator Education 525
Glyn Thomas

PART S I X Model Positive Professional Attitude 543

T H I RTY Facilitator Values and Ethics 545
Dale Hunter, Stephen Thorpe

T H I RTY-ONE Facilitation from the Inside Out 563
John Epps

T H I RTY-TWO The Gift of Self: The Art of Transparent Facilitation 573
Miki Kashtan

T H I RTY- T H R E E Affirmative Facilitation: An Asset-Based Approach to Process Consultation 591
James P. Troxel

References 609

Name Index 639

Subject Index 647

How to Use the CD-ROM 661