Core skills for facilitators, team leaders and members, managers, consultants, and trainers
Because meetings matter so much in organisations today, facilitation has become a core skill for all leaders. Facilitating with Ease! 4th Edition is an updated comprehensive resource that offers easy-to-follow instructions, techniques, and hands-on tools that team leaders, consultants, supervisors, and managers have used to learn the basics of facilitation. Presented in a simple and readable format, this practical workbook will help you develop and sharpen your facilitation skills.
The Goal of This Book
This practical workbook has been created to make core facilitation tools and techniques readily available to the growing number of people who want to improve their process skills. It represents materials and ideas that have been collected, tested, and refined over decades of active facilitation in all types of settings. This third edition retains the core tools and instruments that made previous editions so popular.
New materials can be found in every chapter. Facilitating With Ease remains a practical workbook. While it builds on the theories of organisational development pioneers such as Chris Argyris, Donald Schon, and Edgar Scein, this resource doesn't aim to be theoretical. Instead its focus is on providing the reader with the most commonly used process tools, in a simple and accessible format. Not so much a book to be read, as one to be used! It contains easy-to-follow instructions, techniques, and hands-on tools for creating dynamic group settings in which people truly collaborate and make sound decisions.
• Understanding Facilitation
• Who Can Facilitate?
• Facilitation Stages
• Knowing Your Participants
• Creating Participation
• Effective Decision-making
• Facilitating Conflict
• Meeting Management
• Process Tools for Facilitators
• Ten sample Process Designs, complete with facilitator notes.