Advanced Facilitation Strategies

Tools and Techniques to Master Difficult Situations
Author: Ingrid Bens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118046760
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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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. Both novice and seasoned facilitators who have had firsthand experience designing and leading meetings will benefit from this reality-based playbook. Advanced Facilitation Strategies is filled with the information facilitators need to Become better at diagnosing facilitation assignments and creating effective process designs Broaden their repertoire of tools to make impromptu design changes whenever they are needed Learn to be more resilient and confident when dealing with dysfunctional situations and difficult people.

Facilitating to Lead!

Leadership Strategies for a Networked World
Author: Ingrid Bens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787986445
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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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. Throughout the book, Bens outlines the organizational and personal benefits of facilitative leadership and includes useful checklists to help leaders determine the situations when facilitative leadership is most appropriate to apply. Because empowerment is a core issue in the implementation of facilitative leadership, the book presents a four-level model that reframes empowerment from a vague concept to a concrete structuring tool.

SPOT on Facilitation

Engaging People, Empowering Teams, Exceeding Goals
Author: Prabu Naidu,Janice Lua
Publisher: Candid Creation Publishing
ISBN: 9810709048
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
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SPOT on Facilitation offers much insight on the art and science of process facilitation. Centred around the easy-to-follow FNS 4D Facilitation Model, the book presents a wide array of effective tools and practices that extend its benefits to interactions between individuals or groups. Whether you are a facilitator, teacher, trainer, lecturer, coach, consultant, chairperson of a meeting, or someone tasked with the facilitation of groups, you will find this book a handy guide in helping you to engage people and empower teams to exceed desired goals. The pages of this book are filled with a wealth of knowledge including: • Useful factors to consider during facilitation – Space - Process - Outcome - Time (S.P.O.T.) • References to the Certified Master Facilitator (CMF) Competencies by The International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC) • Real-life stories to aid in the understanding of principles and practices • Tips and pitfalls when facilitating in different situations • Theoretical underpinnings comprising references to research and scholarly reports • Application of Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) to understand the influence of motivation on behaviours for effective facilitation • Visual representation of key concepts through photos and diagrams

The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups

How They Are Difficult, Why They Are Difficult and What You Can Do About It
Author: Sandy Schuman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470190388
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 422
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Praise for The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups "Beginning with a conceptual framework useful to understand effective group functioning, The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups continues with twenty chapters, each describing a common challenge a facilitator can face, examining the research available to understand the difficulty, and then offering pragmatic interventions a facilitator can use to deal with this challenge. A must-read for any group facilitator."?David Straus, founder, Interaction Associates "If you're looking for ways to make your team more productive, you'll find golden nuggets written just for your situation in The Handbook for Working With Difficult Groups. A compendium of research and sage advice, this book offers experienced insights into how to transform seemingly dysfunctional groups and avoid obstacles before you hit them. Should be in the library of any leader or facilitator!"?Tammy Adams, CPF, president, Chaosity LLC "This fine book contains a rich diversity of case studies, approaches and wise counsel from leading practitioners working with groups. It will help you to understand and facilitate effectively in even the most difficult situations."?Dale Hunter, author, The Art of Facilitation: The Essentials for Leading Great Meetings and Creating Group Synergy "Whether you are a facilitator, leader, or member of a group, you will gain surprising insights into why a group is difficult, and more importantly, how to recognize the cause of the difficulty and how to develop an effective response to move the group forward."?Gary Rush, CPF, president, MGR Consulting; chair, International Association of Facilitators (IAF)

The Art of Effective Facilitation

Reflections From Social Justice Educators
Author: Lisa M. Landreman
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579229794
Category: Education
Page: 292
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How can I apply learning and social justice theory to become a better facilitator? Should I prepare differently for workshops around specific identities? How do I effectively respond when things aren’t going as planned? This book is intended for the increasing number of faculty and student affairs administrators – at whatever their level of experience -- who are being are asked to become social justice educators to prepare students to live successfully within, and contribute to, an equitable multicultural society. It will enable facilitators to create programs that go beyond superficial discussion of the issues to fundamentally address the structural and cultural causes of inequity, and provide students with the knowledge and skills to work for a more just society. Beyond theory, design, techniques and advice on practice, the book concludes with a section on supporting student social action. The authors illuminate the art and complexity of facilitation, describe multiple approaches, and discuss the necessary and ongoing reflection process. What sets this book apart is how the authors illustrate these practices through personal narratives of challenges encountered, and by admitting to their struggles and mistakes. They emphasize the need to prepare by taking into account such considerations as the developmental readiness of the participants, and the particular issues and historical context of the campus, before designing and facilitating a social justice training or selecting specific exercises. They pay particular attention to the struggle to teach the goals of social justice education in a language that can be embraced by the general public, and to connect its structural and contextual analyses to real issues inside and outside the classroom. The book is informed by the recognition that “the magic is almost never in the exercise or the handout but, instead, is in the facilitation”; and by the authors’ commitment to help educators identify and analyze dehumanizing processes on their campuses and in society at large, reflect on their own socialization, and engage in proactive strategies to dismantle oppression.

The Handbook of Community Practice


Author: Marie Weil,Michael S. Reisch,Mary L. Ohmer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289972
Category: Social Science
Page: 968
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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.

Facilitation at a Glance!

A Pocket Guide of Tools and Techniques for Effective Meeting Facilitation
Author: Ingrid Bens
Publisher: Goal Q P C Incorporated
ISBN: 9781576811047
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 181
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An updated edition of a best-selling pocket guide to developing a collaborative management process is comprised of facilitation strategies and techniques for promoting leadership at all levels of an organization, providing coverage of topics ranging from prioritizing goals and establishing responsibilities to recognizing achievements and running effective meetings.

The Art of Facilitation

The Essentials for Leading Great Meetings and Creating Group Synergy
Author: Dale Hunter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470467924
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Praise for the Revised Edition of The Art of Facilitation "The Art of Facilitation picks up where most other books stop. It describes a whole new array of process tools in a totally accessible way. It delves into the underlying ethics of facilitation to clarify complex questions. This book is also beautifully written. After many years in the profession, I was surprised at the subtle way it helped me gain a new understanding of a number of important facilitation dilemmas. A very insightful contribution to the field!" —Ingrid Bens, M.Ed., facilitation tutor, Sarasota, Florida, and author of Facilitating with Ease, Advanced Facilitation Strategies, and Facilitating to Lead "Few books attempt such a broad scope and enriching view of group facilitation. Hunter provides a 'philosophy' of group facilitation, mixed with 'how to.' This is an impressive book, integrating a sincere concern for the reader's personal development." —Sandy Schuman, editor of The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation "Dale Hunter is a giant among practitioners, one of the pioneers in the field, and The Art of Facilitation is a classic. This book distills Dale's years of experience into straightforward, practical advice. Her wisdom comes through in every chapter." —Sam Kaner, Ph.D., author of the international bestseller, Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making "In The Art of Facilitation, Dale Hunter treats readers to an exploration of the field of facilitation at the same time she presents her unique approach. Throughout the book, in simple language, Hunter offers a powerful and important message—to facilitate others effectively you must facilitate yourself. Take Hunter's advice and your clients will thank you." —Roger Schwarz, author of The Skilled Facilitator and coauthor of The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook

Lemons to Lemonade

Resolving Problems in Meetings, Workshops, and PLCs
Author: Robert J. Garmston,Diane P. Zimmerman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483332012
Category: Education
Page: 200
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The complete guide to getting the most out of every gathering of educators! Prevent meetings from descending into aimless rambling or counterproductive conflicts that end up wasting everybody's valuable time. This resource gives you a playbook to help anyone confidently lead group discussions so that problems get solved, not created. The authors, both veteran educators and experts in group dynamics, detail: How to prepare yourself to facilitate the discussion and keep it on task Best practices for squashing conflict without wounding pride Methods for dealing with “interrupters,” “subject-changers,” disputes, personal attacks, and other time-waster events

Gamestorming


Author: Dave Gray
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
ISBN: 3868992014
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Viele erfolgreiche Unternehmen zeichnen sich durch große Innovationsfreudigkeit und Kreativität aus. Doch wie gelingt ihnen das? Wie entstehen überhaupt innovative Ideen? Wie löst man sich von alten Mustern, um wirklich Neues zu entwickeln? Gamestorming hat Antworten auf diese Fragen und beweist, dass man nicht hexen muss, um kreativ zu sein - sondern spielen! Die Autoren haben 80 Spiele zusammengetragen, mit denen Sie und Ihr Team es schaffen, Denkblockaden zu überwinden, besser zu kommunizieren und zu neuen Erkenntnissen zu gelangen. Aus dem Inhalt: Konflikte überwinden und das Engagement der Mitarbeiter steigern Zusammenarbeit und Kommunikation optimieren Das Verständnis von Kunden- und User-Experience verbessern Bessere Ideen entwickeln - und das schneller als je zuvor Meetings verkürzen und produktiver gestalten Komplexe Systeme und Dynamiken erkunden Die Wurzel eines Problems erkennen und einen Weg zur Lösung finden

Handbook of research on computer mediated communication


Author: Sigrid Kelsey,Kirk St. Amant
Publisher: Information Science Publishing
ISBN: 9781599048635
Category: Computers
Page: 1001
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"This book provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 65 chapters of innovative research compiled in this comprehensive reference source, this handbook of research is a must-have addition to every library collection"--Provided by publisher.

Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach
Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437720080
Category: Medical
Page: 848
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Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Erfolgreich verhandeln mit Gefühl und Verstand


Author: Roger Fisher,Daniel Shapiro
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593441233
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Verhandeln? Bitte mit Gefühl! Noch immer herrscht der weitverbreitete Irrglaube, Verhandlungen müssten möglichst rational geführt, Emotionen weitestgehend ausgeklammert werden. Roger Fisher (Mitautor des Bestsellers "Das Harvard-Konzept") und Daniel Shapiro (Autor von "Verhandeln. Die neue Erfolgsmethode aus Harvard") zeigen, dass diese Herangehensweise nicht nur impraktikabel, sondern auch wenig Erfolg versprechend ist. Denn der Mensch ist ein emotionales Wesen und egal ob Freude, Wut oder Angst: Gefühle sind fester Bestandteil unseres Denkens und Handelns, die auch in sachlichen Verhandlungen nicht abgeschaltet werden können. Fisher und Shapiro zeigen, dass sich Emotionen sogar positiv auf das Verhandlungsergebnis auswirken: Wer die Bedeutung und Anzeichen der wichtigsten emotionalen Grundbedürfnisse erkennt, kann sie gezielt aktivieren und ansprechen und dadurch den Verhandlungsverlauf positiv beeinflussen.

Facilitating with Ease!

Core Skills for Facilitators, Team Leaders and Members, Managers, Consultants, and Trainers
Author: Ingrid Bens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119434254
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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The definitive guide to running productive meetings Facilitating With Ease! has become the go-to handbook for those who lead meetings, training, and other business gatherings. Packed with information, effective practices, and invaluable advice, this book is the comprehensive handbook for anyone who believes meetings should be productive, relevant, and as short as possible. Dozens of exercises, surveys, and checklists will help transform anyone into a skilled facilitator, and clear, actionable guidance makes implementation a breeze. This new fourth edition includes a new chapter on questioning, plus new material surrounding diversity, globalization, technology, feedback, distance teams, difficult executives, diverse locations, personal growth, meeting management, and much more. With in-depth, expert guidance from planning to closing, this book provides facilitators with an invaluable resource for learning or training. Before you run another meeting, discover the practices, processes, and techniques that turn you from a referee to an effective facilitator. This book provides a wealth of tools and insights that you can put into action today. Run productive meetings that get real results Keep discussions on track and facilitate the exchange of ideas Resolve conflict and deal with difficult individuals Train leaders and others to facilitate effectively Poorly-run meetings are an interruption in the day, and accomplish little other than putting everyone behind in their “real” work. On the other hand, a meeting run by an effective facilitator makes everyone’s job easier; decisions get made, strategies are improved, answers are given, and new ideas bubble to the surface. A productive meeting makes everyone happy, and results in real benefits that spread throughout the organization. Facilitating With Ease! is the skill-building guide to running great meetings with confidence and results.