The Art of Focused Conversation: 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace (ICA)

Communication within many organizations has been reduced to email, electronic file transfer, and hasty sound bytes at hurried meetings. More and more, people appear to have forgotten the value of wisdom gained by ordinary conversations.

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HotTips for Facilitators: Strategies to Make Life Easier for Anyone Who Leads, Guides, Teaches, or Trains Groups

This handy manual is packed with tips and activities to help facilitators master the fine art of facilitation and make all group interactions productive and positive. From learning a concept as a group to brainstorming and marketing original ideas for a new product, these tips rely on a self-reflective and self-evaluative process to cement understanding. An interactive format helps readers incorporate advice into daily facilitating practice.

The Manager as Facilitator (The Manager as ...)

Anyone who manages more than one direct report becomes, de facto, a team leader, mediator, and communicator extraordinaire. From meetings to training exercises to brainstorming sessions, managers are called upon to lead groups--defining goals and tasks, creating a climate of mutual support, and bridging differences among members to collaborate and innovate.

The New Compleat Facilitator: A Handbook For Facilitators

Whether you call it a team, a task force, a committee, a congregation, a crew, a board, or a council, chances are you belong to or are responsible for leading a group. Together, you can make magic happen. If you are involved with a group that wants to get something done, the organizational development experts of Howick Associates wrote The New Compleat Facilitator for you. This easy-to-use book is a reliable, everyday reference for both and new and experienced facilitators.

The Facilitator Excellence Handbook (Pfeiffer Essential Resources for Training and HR Professionals)

This is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling The Facilitator Excellence Handbook. Written for both new and experienced facilitators, the second edition of The Facilitator Excellence Handbook offers a comprehensive guide for understanding the full range of skills, processes, and knowledge needed to become an effective facilitator.  The book addresses a variety of facilitation opportunities, challenges, and problems and also contains

Crisp: Facilitation Skills for Team Leaders: Leading Organized Teams to Greater Productivity (Crisp Fifty-Minute Series)

The Crisp Training Essentials Learning Track includes the best self-directed study books at a significant cost savings. To help you learn the essentials of training, this bundle combines the best Fifty-Minute Series books and additional Crisp publications to provide in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Relevant case studies, self-evaluations, and practical examples help to reinforce key concepts. Instead of ordering one book at a time, simply order the bundle and start your library today.

Facilitation Made Easy: Practical Tips to Improve Meetings and Workshops

"Facilitation Made Easy is packed with good advice...its particular strength is that it not only discusses what to do, but also explains why." -- BJET

Zen of Groups: A Handbook for People Meeting With a Purpose

Learn skills for working in groups Throughout Life, everyone has opportunity to belong to groups, starting with families, schools, community orgainzations, recreation groups, sports organizations and, finally, in business. A must-have book to help you become a more effective group member and stimulate your meetings with energy needed for achieving your goals. You'll learn the skills for participating in groups as an individual member, make groups as a whole more effective, and make group meetings more enjoyable through tapping the synergy available in groups.

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