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Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (2nd Edition)

The Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (2007) is the best available training manual and sourcebook for facilitators, managers and leaders who want to encourage full participation, promote mutual understanding, and help groups build inclusive, sustainable agreements. It presents more than 200 valuable tools and skills and places them in the context of a lucid, realistic model of the dynamics of group decision making. The Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making will help all facilitators improve their diagnostic judgment and increase their repertoire of methods and skills for supporting groups to make sounder, saner decisions. By Sam Kaner with Lenny Lind, Catherine Toldi, Sara Fisk and Duane Berger.

The folks at Community At Work feel that the new edition is a huge improvement over the original edition, which was published in 1996. Completely revised and updated, the second edition is loaded with new tools and techniques. New stuff includes:

  • Two powerful new chapters on agenda design
  • A full section devoted to reaching closure
  • More than twice as many tools for handling difficult dynamics
  • 70 brand-new pages and over 100 pages significantly improved

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