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Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making

Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making - 2nd edition

Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780787982669

ISBN10: 0787982660

Facilitator
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
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Facilitator

ISBN13: 9780787982669

ISBN10: 0787982660

Edition: 2ND 07
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And now this classic book is even better--much better. Completely revised and updated, the second edition is loaded with new tools and techniques.

  • 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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Doyle Introduction.

PART I: GROUNDING PRINCIPLES.

1. The Dynamics of Group Decision-Making.
2. Participatory Values.
3. Introduction to the Role of Facilitator.

PART II: FACILITATOR FUNDAMENTALS.

4. Facilitative Listening Skills.
5. ChartWriting Technique.
6. Facilitating Open Discussion.
7. Alternatives to Open Discussion.
8. Brainstorming.
9. Tools for Managing Long Lists.
10. Dealing with Difficult Dynamics.
11. Effective Agendas: Desired Outcomes.
12. Effective Agendas: Process Design.

PART III: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE AGREEMENTS.

13. Principles for Building Sustainable Agreements.
14. Gathering Diverse Points of View.
15. Building a Shared Framework of Understanding.
16. Developing Inclusive Solutions.

PART IV: REACHING CLOSURE.

17. Importance of Clear Decision Rules.
18. Striving for Unanimity.
19. Reaching Closure Step by Step.
20. Facilitating Sustainable Agreements.

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