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Description - The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation by Sandy Schuman

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787971601
ISBN-10: 078797160X
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 210mm x 43mm)
Pages: 700
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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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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