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How do you stay in control of a group without being manipulative? How do you initiate thought-provoking dialogue without injecting your own opinions? Esther Cameron addresses these issues and more in this useful guidebook to facilitating meetings and workshops. She provides numerous activities you can use to initiate creative suggestions and encourage lively debate. She also offers practical instructions regarding room setup, implementation and follow-up, all supported by examples, case studies, checklists and "Stop and Think!" reviews. getAbstract recommends this book to professional trainers, coaches, managers and, of course, facilitators. If you have to run an upcoming meeting, quickly peruse this book for some reliable, actionable advice.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What goals a facilitated workshop should meet;
  • What is the facilitator's role;
  • How to plan, execute and follow up a facilitated workshop; and
  • How to involve participants, encourage ideas and monitor the discussion.

About the Author

Esther Cameron, a coach and consultant, is a lecturer at the University of Bristol and the co-author of Making Sense of Change Management.



Why Facilitate?
A well-run workshop allows you to think imaginatively, communicate openly, brainstorm ideas and develop creative solutions. This type of session can be exciting and stimulating for everyone involved. But put the same people in the same room at a mismanaged event and you...

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    Max R Gramly 2 years ago
    Very basic, but it serves well as a great refresher/reinforcement that some simple disciplines can make a big impact

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