Workplace Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – Facilitation and Consensus Building

Workplace Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – Facilitation and Consensus Building

Workplace Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – Facilitation and Consensus Building

Date posted: June 27, 2012

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, where we link you with literacy resource related to business, industry, and the workplace. This week we’re focusing on facilitation, a skill with inestimable value in the workplace!

New (to us) in the library!

Facilitating with ease!: core skills for facilitators, team leaders and members, managers, consultants, and trainers. 3rd ed. by Ingrid Bens (2012)
“Facilitating with Ease! offers a revised edition of the best-selling resource that includes easy-to-follow instructions, techniques, and hands-on tools that team leaders, consultants, supervisors, and managers have used to learn the basics of facilitation. New to this edition is information on why and when leaders should facilitate and how to manage neutrality; new material on diversity, globalization, new technologies, employee engagement; a wealth of new tools, techniques, and tips on when leaders should facilitate and when others should do it, a tool for sharing facilitation with other; and a website that includes meeting design template, surveys, and questionnaires”—provided by publisher.

Facilitator’s guide to participatory decision-making. 2nd ed.by Sam Kaner with Lenny Lind et al. (2007)
This guide provides information on the processes involved in facilitating group decision-making, including tips on guiding the process to create sustainable decisions. The guide also includes information on necessary facilitator tools, such as listening techniques, tips on using open discussion, and methods for addressing difficult or challenging group dynamics.

Consensus through conversation: how to achieve high-commitment decisions by Larry Dressler (2006).
A guide to fostering group decision making, this book takes you step-by-step through the process of building group consensus, and offers tips for success and traps to avoid. Includes tools and examples.

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