and Large Scale
by Ingrid Bens
Newly revised, this text is full of great resources for team
facilitators, team leaders, managers, consultants trainers...anyone who
works with groups, teams, or meetings. The accompanying CD-ROM allows
you to customize worksheets and information to meet your needs.
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY: Change At The Speed Of Imagination
by Jane Magruder by Watkins & Bernard Mohr
Watkins and Mohr offer a detailed overview of the technique of Appreciative Inquiry, an OD process
that taps the creativity of large groups to create fast, positive changes.
The book traces the change tool's 20-year history and background, explores
its five core processes, and offers case studies of successful projects
101 Ways to Make Meetings Active : Surefire Ideas to Engage Your Group
by Melvin L. Silberman and Kathy Clark
101 tips, tactics, and simple strategies to brighten up meetings and move the action along while successfully fulfilling goals and objectives. Readers will learn how to prepare a meeting, warm up the attendees stimulate discussion, prompt creative problem solving, manage conflict, build consensus, and close with a bang. These tips are great for more than formal meetings.
Truth about Teams: A Facilitator's Survival Guide
Need a quick read on facilitating teams? J.T. Huston offers practical advice in
this 150-page soft cover book.
by Richard Weaver and John Farrell
I asked the publisher Berrett-Koehler for a review copy because of my long-held belief
that managers should know and use facilitation skills. The amount of work being performed
by groups today necessitates a broader dissemination of these skills, particularly in
management. Weaver and Farrell have combined their years of facilitation experience with
an understanding of the legitimate roles of leaders to produce a book that provides much
of what is needed to be a good manager/facilitator.
Large Scale Involvement
The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future
by Peggy Holman and Tom Devane
This new offering by Berrett-Koehler is a marvelous compendium of the most effective
methods for creating real change in organizations using group processes. Anyone
considering large group approaches to change should review the full spectrum of available
processes, and this book puts them all in one place.
Common Ground: How Future Search Conferences Bring People Together to Achieve Breakthrough
Innovation, Empowerment, Shared Vision, and Collaborative Action
by Marvin R. Weisbord
and 35 International Coauthors
Several years ago I first learned about the incredible power of Future Search Conferences
in bringing disparate groups of people together to develop energy and action around a
common vision. It was new to many of us and we needed a model to guide us. Marv Weisbord
provided this model and good examples in this book. It's a powerful text on how to bring
people (sometimes warring factions) together to accomplish incredible outcomes.
: An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground in Organizations and Communities
Space Technology: A User's Guide
by Harrison Owen
The companion to the above book that gives a detailed description of how to facilitate an
open space meeting.
Strategic Change - by Robert W. Jacobs
Robert Jacobs has drawn on the work of Kathleen Dannemiller, Chuck Tyson and their
associates to give us another approach for achieving fundamental, far-reaching, and
fast-paced change that involves the entire organization. These people have conducted
strategic planning sessions with as many as 2000 participants, and this book gives
wonderful insight on how that can be accomplished. Jacobs doesn't just talk concepts, he
outlines a step-by-step methods for conducting these sessions along with explanations of
why they are necessary. This is employee involvement on a grand scale!