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Extreme Facilitation

Extreme Facilitation

Guiding Groups Through Controversy and Complexity

  • Author: Suzanne Ghais
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • ISBN: 9780787975937
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 304
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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. Throughout the book, expert facilitator Suzanne Ghais shows how extreme facilitation - which puts on the emphasis on creativity, flexibility, and customization - can change how group members interact with one another and how participants view the issues even in the most challenging and exceptionally difficult situations. Extreme Facilitation covers the preparatory phases of the process, including assessment, convening, and contracting. Ghais also offers vital information on process design and tips for handling situations that many facilitators find particularly challenging.

The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups

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 Depth Facilitator's Handbook

The Depth Facilitator's Handbook

Transforming Group Dynamics

  • Author: Helene Smit
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 099223560X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 360
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In order to create sustainable and healthy organizations, one needs to understand and work with the full complexity of the human psyche. This includes working with both the conscious and unconscious parts of the individual and the group. Working at the unconscious level means considering the underlying, often unspoken, dynamics in individuals, groups, teams and organizations. This is the ‘depth work’ approach. Depth Facilitation assists individuals and groups to achieve their chosen goals by helping them overcome personal and interpersonal barriers, as well as assisting them to access additional potential and creativity through building awareness of the psychological processes that determine their behaviour. The Depth Facilitator's Handbook outlines the key principles and provides the tasks, tools and techniques for working effectively as a depth facilitator.

Dilemmas in Educational Leadership

Dilemmas in Educational Leadership

The Facilitator's Book of Cases

  • Author: Donna J. Reid
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807755494
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
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In this book, educational consultant and group coach Donna Reid argues that popular vehicles for improving school cultures and student achievement, such as professional learning communities and critical friends groups, too often fail because the participants are unaware or unwilling to make the required changes for successful collaboration and change. To assist facilitators and group leaders, the author presents narrative cases that examine the experiences of teacher leaders, principals, consultants, and parents as they negotiate the difficulties of reluctant team members, hostile colleagues, maintaining group interest, sharing responsibility, using technology, and cultural competency. Each case includes questions for reflection that can be used individually or in small groups to improve facilitation skills.

Transforming Conflict through Communication in Personal, Family, and Working Relationships

Transforming Conflict through Communication in Personal, Family, and Working Relationships

  • Author: Peter M. Kellett,Thomas G. Matyók
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498515029
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 434
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This book illustrates the centrality of communication in analyzing, understanding, and creating conflict transformation in personal, family, and work relationships. The resulting volume presents an engaging mix of scholarly chapters, think pieces, and personal experiences.

Dispute Resolution Journal

Dispute Resolution Journal

Of the American Arbitration Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dispute resolution (Law)
  • Page: N.A
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Common Ground on Hostile Turf

Common Ground on Hostile Turf

Stories from an Environmental Mediator

  • Author: Lucy Moore
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610914120
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 216
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In our increasingly polarized society, there are constant calls for compromise, for coming together. For many, these are empty talking points—for Lucy Moore, they are a life's work. As an environmental mediator, she has spent the past quarter century resolving conflicts that appeared utterly intractable. Here, she shares the most compelling stories of her career, offering insight and inspiration to anyone caught in a seemingly hopeless dispute. Moore has worked on wide-ranging issues—from radioactive waste storage to loss of traditional grazing lands. More importantly, she has worked with diverse groups and individuals: ranchers, environmental activists, government agencies, corporations, tribal groups, and many more. After decades spent at the negotiating table, she has learned that a case does not turn on facts, legal merit, or moral superiority. It turns on people. Through ten memorable stories, she shows how issues of culture, personality, history, and power affect negotiations. And she illustrates that equitable solutions depend on a healthy group dynamic. Both the mediator and opposing parties must be honest, vulnerable, open, and respectful. Easier said than done, but Moore proves that subtle shifts can break the logjam and reconcile even the most fiercely warring factions. This book should be especially appealing to anyone concerned with environmental conflicts; and also to students in environmental studies, political science, and conflict resolution, and to academics and professionals in mediation and conflict resolution fields.

The 9 Disciplines of a Facilitator

The 9 Disciplines of a Facilitator

Leading Groups by Transforming Yourself

  • Author: Jon C. Jenkins,Maureen R. Jenkins
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780787986582
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1921
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What takes place in the head and heart of an effective facilitative leader? How do they find the inner resources to draw upon? What is the source of their powerful effect on people and situations? The 9 Disciplines of a Facilitator examines these questions and explores the self-mastery it takes to become a great facilitator. Written by Jon and Maureen Jenkins, two of the long-term members of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), this much-needed resource explains that facilitation is more than a process or a set of techniques for managing groups—facilitation is its own profession with its own set of disciplines that help define the facilitator's role. Throughout the book the authors detail the nine personal disciplines of effective facilitators: Detachment, Engagement, Focus, Awareness, Action, Presence, Interior Council, Intentionality, and a Sense of Wonder.

Solving Tough Problems

Solving Tough Problems

An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities: Easyread Large Bold Edition

  • Author: Adam Kahane
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1442950188
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
  • View: 342
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Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles

From Crime to Community

  • Author: Kay Pranis,Barry Stuart,Mark Wedge
  • Publisher: Living Justice Press
  • ISBN: 1937141012
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 277
  • View: 9853
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"Peacemaking Circles - From Crime to Community is written by experienced circle practitioners. It reveals the values and principles of circles and how circles can be used to respond to crime, from attending to immediate hurts and needs to changing deeper causes, judges, defense attorneys, prosecuters, probation officers and police as well as victim advocates, offenders and community members can learn what makes the circle space uniquely conducive to working through the complex harms of crime in a good way."

Breaking Robert's rules

Breaking Robert's rules

the new way to run your meeting, build consensus, and get results

  • Author: Lawrence Susskind,Jeffrey L. Cruikshank
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 222
  • View: 2439
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Breaking Robert's Rules is the long awaited guide to effective, efficient, and-perhaps most important-non-acrimonious group decision making. Features: Explains the specific problems that prevent a group's progress, Gives solid advice on how groups can move forward without resorting to "majority rules", Outlines the five key steps toward consensus building, Includes a one-page "Handy Guide" and a case study demonstrating how ideas can also be applied in a corporate context, Perfect for formal groups such as committees and boards, as well as informal groups such as church groups, social clubs, neighborhood associations, and ad hoc committees. Book jacket.

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

  • Author: Mary Scannell
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071743669
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
  • View: 306
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Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

The Stone of Laughter

The Stone of Laughter

  • Author: Hudá Barakāt
  • Publisher: Garnet Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arabic fiction
  • Page: 232
  • View: 2369
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The Stone of Laughter is a bold and radical novel, full of black humor and cynical observations about life in a war-torn city. The fractured narrative is woven around Khalil, an androgynous young man who is town between masculinity and feminity. Trying to avoid ideological or military afficliations, he finds himself confronted with the collapse of his civil society and reacts by withdrawing into his domestic life. His only contact with the world at large is through friends at a newspaper, for whom falling bombs may mean great stories and promotion, rather than tragedy or destruction. Khalil struggles to keep himself away from the war but is inevitably drawn in as he realises that in a city at war, no one can remain neutral. Written sensitively, and without a trace of sentimentality or political propaganda, The Stone of Laughter shook the preconceptions of Arab readers about women's writing and the necessity of political affiliation for Arab writers. Hailed by many critics as the best novel set against the background of the Lebanese civil war, it wond the prestigious Al-Naqid Award for first novels.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

The Wisdom Of Crowds

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385721706
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 306
  • View: 3648
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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook

The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook

Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches

  • Author: Roger Schwarz,Anne Davidson,Peg Carlson,Sue McKinney
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118046548
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 576
  • View: 6204
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The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is based on the same proven principles outlined in Schwarz?s 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. 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.

IRANIAN COMPLEXITIES: A STUDY IN ACHAEMENID, AVESTAN, AND SASANIAN CONTROVERSIES

IRANIAN COMPLEXITIES: A STUDY IN ACHAEMENID, AVESTAN, AND SASANIAN CONTROVERSIES

  • Author: Abolala Soudavar
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1387719718
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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"In the first seven sections, I discuss forgery allegations on various silver objects in conjunction with ill-understood metallurgical techniques and erroneous philological assumptions. The remaining sections are then devoted to the reinterpretation of Median, Achaemenid, and Sasanian history, as well as Avestan dilemmas, in light of information derived from these objects and other newly discovered sources. They succinctly bring to light the paradoxical image of "Burning-Water" as a pervasive dualist concept on which all subsequent royal ideologies were built. They also show the substantial impact of Iranian religious conflicts on Abrahamic religions. Finally, the flaws of UNESCO's convention on cultural properties are addressed in the appendix."--Pages 1-2.

The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309208955
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 700
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Ethics and Technology

Ethics and Technology

Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing

  • Author: Herman T. Tavani
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470509503
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 406
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Information technology professionals must not only have a strong understanding of the latest technology, but they also need to be grounded in ethics. The third edition provides them with the information they need to succeed in the field. Each chapter is updated with new case studies and scenarios to provide the most current information. Review and discussion questions are included to reinforce key concepts. The in-text citations and references are revised to offer additional resources. Updated material is also presented on online communities and democracy, globalization and job outsourcing, security for wireless networking, and international cybercrime legislation. This enables information technology professionals to apply the concepts with a focus on ethics.

The Reflective Practitioner

The Reflective Practitioner

How Professionals Think in Action

  • Author: Donald A. Schön
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351883151
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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A leading M.I.T. social scientist and consultant examines five professions - engineering, architecture, management, psychotherapy, and town planning - to show how professionals really go about solving problems. The best professionals, Donald Schön maintains, know more than they can put into words. To meet the challenges of their work, they rely less on formulas learned in graduate school than on the kind of improvisation learned in practice. This unarticulated, largely unexamined process is the subject of Schön's provocatively original book, an effort to show precisely how 'reflection-in-action' works and how this vital creativity might be fostered in future professionals.