Facilitating to Lead!: Leadership Strategies for a Networked World

Of all the skill sets that support the shift from a traditional management role to a more collaborative approach, none is more relevant than that of the role of the facilitator. The beliefs, behaviors, and practices of facilitation are precisely what all leaders need to acquire and put into action. In Facilitating to Lead! renowned facilitation expert Ingrid Bens applies her proven concepts of facilitation to the leadership role and demonstrates that facilitation is an effective work style, not merely a meeting technique.

Playing Along: 37 Group Learning Activities Borrowed from Improvisational Theater

Set the stage for learning and growth with these innovative, playful activities borrowed from a classic art form: improvisational theater. Developed for group leaders who have no improvisational theater experience, these easy, step-by-step proven techniques-originally designed to help actors solve problems on stage-build an optimal learning environment by fostering understanding, reducing resistance, creating cohesiveness, and promoting active participation in the learning process.

Extreme Facilitation: Guiding Groups Through Controversy and Complexity

Extreme Facilitation picks up where other books on the topic leave off to present a revolutionary method that helps large, unwieldy, adversarial, and apparently dysfunctional groups achieve consensus and reach objectives on divisive and contentious issues no matter how long the group has been struggling.

The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation: Best Practices from the Leading Organization in Facilitation (J-B International

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 

Making Questions Work: A Guide to How and What to Ask for Facilitators, Consultants, Managers, Coaches, and Educators

This book is an invaluable desk reference for facilitators, leaders, coaches and anyone who wants to engage in more effective learning and decision-making conversations. It offers over 1700 rich questions that you can borrow or adapt to improve your inquiry skills, and provides clear frameworks that point to when, where, and why particular questions are most useful.

The Art of Facilitation: How to Create Group Synergy

The Art of Facilitation provides a superb training resource for facilitators and enables group members to understand facilitation and to take on this role themselves. It also provides access to the source of group empowerment and shows how to create group synergy. Divided into four major components, this book will give you the insight, tools and resources you need to help your group work easily and more effectively together. Provides an in-depth examination of the art of intervention and cooperative beliefs and values underlying facilitation for creating group synergy.

Advanced Facilitation Strategies: Tools & Techniques to Master Difficult Situations

From Ingrid Bens, the author of the best-selling book Facilitating with Ease!, comes the next-step resource for project leaders, managers, community leaders, teachers, and other facilitators who want to hone their skills in order to deal with complex situations. Advanced Facilitation Strategies is a field guide that offers practical strategies and techniques for working with challenging everyday situations. These proven strategies and techniques are based on experience gleaned from hundreds of facilitated activities in organizations of all sizes and in all sectors.

Guided Imagery for Groups: Fifty Visualizations That Promote Relaxation, Problem-Solving, Creativity, and Well-Being

Guided imagery is a powerful tool for promoting change and growth within a group. Guided Imagery for Groups contains everything you need to use this technique with any audience, in any setting. Fifty scripts addressing issues of calming, centering, clarity, creativity, congruence, coping, and connectedness-plus tips on using group dynamics to enhance individual learning-make this a resource you'll reach for again and again.

The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and

The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is based on the same proven principles outlined in Schwarzs groundbreaking book. The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is the next-step resource that offers consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, coaches, and anyone that works within the field of facilitation, the tools, exercises, models, and stories that will help them develop sound responses to a wide range of challenging situations.

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