The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation
Methods, Competencies, Issues, Foundations, and Resources
Edited by Sandy Schuman
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IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation by Sandy Schuman
Book DescriptionSponsored 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787971601
(242mm x 210mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators - the leading organization in facilitation - this book is essential reading for all facilitators tasked with creating collaborative environments in organizations.
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Author Biography - Sandy Schuman
Sandy Schuman is president of Executive Decision Services LLC, a consulting firm in Albany, New York, specializing in strategic decision making, collaborative problem solving, consensus building, public involvement, and information management. He is also a research associate at the Center for Policy Research, University at Albany, SUNY. Schuman is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and speaks widely at conferences on facilitation, decision making, conflict resolution, and collaborative systems. He moderates the Electronic Discussion on Group Facilitation and is the editor of Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal.
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