The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches, 2nd Edition
When it was published in 1994, Roger Schwarz’s The Skilled Facilitator earned widespread critical acclaim and became a landmark in the field. The book is a classic work for consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, and coaches–anyone whose role is to facilitate and guide groups toward realizing their creative and problem-solving potential. This thoroughly revised 2002 edition (Jossey-Bass Publishers) provides essential materials for facilitators and includes simple but effective ground rules for group interaction.
Filled with illustrative examples, the book contains proven techniques for starting meetings on the right foot and ending them positively and decisively. This important resource also offers practical methods for handling emotions when they arise in a group and offers a diagnostic approach for identifying and solving problems that can undermine the group process.
Also check out The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches (2005). The Fieldbook is the next-step resource that offers tools, exercises, models, and stories that will help you develop sound responses to a wide range of challenging situations. The book spans the full scope of the successful Skilled Facilitator approach and includes information on how to get started and guidance for integrating the approach within existing organizational structures and processes.
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