Facilitating with Ease!

Core Skills for Facilitators, Team Leaders and Members, Managers, Consultants, and Trainers

Facilitating with Ease!

Facilitating with Ease! is an updated version of the best-selling resource that offers easy-to-follow instructions, techniques, and hands-on tools that team leaders, consultants, supervisors, and managers have used to learn the basics of facilitation. Complete with worksheets on CD-ROM that can be customized to fit your personal needs, it's a complete facilitation workshop in a take-home format. Facilitating with Ease! shows you how to run productive meetings with skill and authority and includes the information needed to train others in your organization to become confident facilitators as well. The book is filled with dozens of exercises, surveys, and checklists that can be used to transform anyone into an effective facilitator.

Facilitating with Ease! Core Skills for Facilitators, Team Leaders and Members, Managers, Consultants, and Trainers

Facilitating with Ease! Core Skills for Facilitators, Team Leaders and Members, Managers, Consultants, and Trainers

"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"--

Facilitating with Ease!

Core Skills for Facilitators, Team Leaders and Members, Managers, Consultants, and Trainers

Facilitating with Ease!

The definitive guide to running productive meetings Facilitating With Ease! has become the go-to handbook for those who lead meetings, training, and other business gatherings. Packed with information, effective practices, and invaluable advice, this book is the comprehensive handbook for anyone who believes meetings should be productive, relevant, and as short as possible. Dozens of exercises, surveys, and checklists will help transform anyone into a skilled facilitator, and clear, actionable guidance makes implementation a breeze. This new fourth edition includes a new chapter on questioning, plus new material surrounding diversity, globalization, technology, feedback, distance teams, difficult executives, diverse locations, personal growth, meeting management, and much more. With in-depth, expert guidance from planning to closing, this book provides facilitators with an invaluable resource for learning or training. Before you run another meeting, discover the practices, processes, and techniques that turn you from a referee to an effective facilitator. This book provides a wealth of tools and insights that you can put into action today. Run productive meetings that get real results Keep discussions on track and facilitate the exchange of ideas Resolve conflict and deal with difficult individuals Train leaders and others to facilitate effectively Poorly-run meetings are an interruption in the day, and accomplish little other than putting everyone behind in their “real” work. On the other hand, a meeting run by an effective facilitator makes everyone’s job easier; decisions get made, strategies are improved, answers are given, and new ideas bubble to the surface. A productive meeting makes everyone happy, and results in real benefits that spread throughout the organization. Facilitating With Ease! is the skill-building guide to running great meetings with confidence and results.

Facilitating with Ease! Core Skills for Facilitators, Team Leaders and Members, Managers, Consultants, and Trainers

Facilitating with Ease! Core Skills for Facilitators, Team Leaders and Members, Managers, Consultants, and Trainers

Since the publication of the first edition of Facilitating with Ease! in 2000, this bestselling book has become the "go-to" reference for anyone who wants to become skilled in the art of facilitation. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition includes easy-to-follow instructions, techniques, and hands-on tools. Facilitating with Ease! offers the basics on running productive meetings with confidence and includes the information needed to train others to become skilled facilitators as well. Filled with dozens of exercises, surveys, and checklists that can be used to transform anyone into an effective facilitator, this revised editioncovers new topics such as: Why and when leaders should facilitate and how to manage neutrality Diversity, globalization, new technologies, and employee engagement When leaders should facilitate and when others should do it Sharing facilitation with others This new edition also includes meeting design template, surveys, and questionnaires Praise for Facilitating with Ease! "Facilitating With Ease! provides clear and effective guidelines for group facilitation. In China we are using this book to help organizations develop facilitative leaders who can successfully invoke the spirit of cooperation and team synergy." ?Ren Wei, professional facilitator, X'ian, China "Facilitating With Ease! helps beginners as well as experienced facilitators find their way among different aspects of facilitation. Easy to understand, this book provides insight into the principles of facilitation and examples of practical applications for concrete situations." ?Sieglinde Hinger, Siemens Corporation, Austria "Facilitating with Ease! is the fundamental read if you want to be an effective facilitator. We refer to it all the time and consider it a core competency for our consultants." ?Ian Madell, managing director, LEVEL5 Branded Business Advisors, Toronto, Canada "If you're only going to buy one book on facilitation, this is the one to buy! That's what we tell the managers, consultants and facilitators who attend our facilitation training programs. It's a gold mine of ideas, resources and practical tools." ?Ronnie McEwan, director, Kinharvie Institute, Glasgow, Scotland "I have been using Ingrid's materials for many years and find her books to be far above everything else out there. This latest revision builds on what was already great and will surely increase the effectiveness of any practitioner." ?Mark Vilbert, program leader, Boeing Leadership Center

Facilitation at a glance!

a pocket guide of tools and techniques for effective meeting facilitation

Facilitation at a glance!

Facilitation at a Glance! is a handy pocket guide version of Facilitating with Ease! An easy-to-use quick reference to facilitation, it's packed with useful information, tips, and techniques. Anyone can learn and use facilitation skills to increase leadership effectiveness and help teams become more productive. Facilitation at a Glance! will assist both new and experienced facilitators in their efforts to maximize team effectiveness and achieve increased productivity. Great when used in conjunction with the full-size companion to this pocket guide, Facilitating with Ease! At a Glance Understand the role of the facilitator Plan facilitation strategies Create effective team participation Manage conflict Manage meetings

Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts

Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts

Supplying busy project professionals with time-tested tips and templates for developing teams efficiently and effectively, Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts provides the planning materials required to increase team collaboration and productivity in a global workplace.This comprehensive resource offers insights and access to c

Retreats That Work

Everything You Need to Know About Planning and Leading Great Offsites

Retreats That Work

Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded andupdated version contains forty-seven new activities, moreinformation about how to design and lead retreats, and additionalsuggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROMallows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders,duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises. Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the firsttime or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resourceprovides: Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of testedexercises. Insight into establishing effective working relationships withclients. Information on what to include in your retreat designs. Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and playan active role. Tools for managing conflict. Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changingcourse when necessary. Strategies for developing and implementing action plans. Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train ontrack. Order your copy of this practical guide today!