Group Facilitation

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No. 13, 2016

Introduction
Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal. This issue contains a broad and fascinating selection of articles. The first article by Toran Hansen, The Virtuous Cycle of Social Support and Trust in Network...
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The Virtuous Cycle of Social Support and Trust in Network Facilitation
EDITOR'S NOTEInter-organizational networks are an interesting area for group facilitation, given the many complexities involved across the various communities of interest, and adding to that, the challenge of working with those in positions of representation...
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Mindfulness for Group Facilitation: An Example of Eastern Philosophy in Western Organizations
INTRODUCTIONIt is 8 am. We are in a conference room overlooking the harbor of Copenhagen in Denmark. An organization has decided to develop a comprehensive environmental initiative, and this is the first time that all the experts have gotten together...
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Walking the Tightrope: A Case Study of Church Leadership Team Facilitation
INTRODUCTIONIn the past several years, churches, like their for-profit business counterparts, have adopted leadership teams because, in large measure, "the demands of top roles outdistance the capacities of any single person" (Wageman, Nunes, Burr ess,...
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Facilitator Withdrawal from Organizational Change Initiatives: A Review of Strategies and Guidelines
BACKGROUNDMany descriptions of the stages of planned change can be found in the literature (Argyris, 1970; Armenakis, Harris, & Field, 1999; French & Bell, 1999), as well as strategies for external facilitation of planned change projects in organizations,...
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Deliberative Methods for Complex Issues: A Typology of Functions That May Need Scaffolding
EDITOR'S NOTEThis paper offers a useful conceptual framework that can both assist facilitators of group processes to reflect on and develop their practice, and be useful for comparative and evaluative research on facilitation and deliberative methods....
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Online Facilitator Competencies for Group Facilitators
INTRODUCTIONIn 2000, Pierce, Cheesebrow, and Braun published a comprehensive description of the Facilitator Competency Model based on competency identification work undertaken with group facilitators at conferences of the International Association of...
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No. 12, 2013

Introduction
Welcome to the twelfth issue of Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal. This issue contains a broad and fascinating selection of articles. We are honored to include Talk-in-Interaction in Facilitated and Training Workshops in Organizations...
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Talk-in-Interaction in Facilitated and Training Workshops in Organizations: A Summary of Findings from Conversation Analysis
ABSTRACTThis article presents a summary of the findings of a doctoral study (Rixon, 2011) that used the methodology of Conversation Analysis (CA) to explore talk and physical conduct in two different types of workshops in organizations, specifically...
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Group Facilitation as Hermeneutic Practice
ABSTRACTThis paper will be of interest to experienced and novice facilitators. It explores group facilitation and hermeneutic processes and presents a framework for the interpretation of behaviour in groups. The framework, which the authors have called...
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It's a Jungle out There - the Biology of Facilitation
ABSTRACTThis paper presents potential applications of biological sciences and adaptive behaviors to group dynamics in a facilitated environment. Although traditional psychology or sociology may be thought of when dealing with groups, this paper goes...
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Forumspil: Transforming Minds and Hearts within Group Processes
ABSTRACTThis article will introduce teachers of facilitators and group work to an application and further development of the Forumspil workshop method which, inspired by Augusto Boal's methods of Image and Forum Theatre, was created in Sweden. Two professors,...
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The Ways of One and Many: Exploring the Integration of Conflict Coaching and Dialogue-Facilitation
ABSTRACTThe article begins by noting a 20-year emphasis on integrating complementary communication intervention processes. The Comprehensive Conflict Coaching model presented is overviewed along with a range of dialogue and facilitation processes. Opportunities...
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Validation of the Team Diagnostic Survey and a Field Experiment to Examine the Effects of an Intervention to Increase Team Effectiveness
ABSTRACTThe aims of the study presented in this article were to validate the Swedish version of the Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS), and to examine effects of a feedback intervention to increase team effectiveness. The TDS is based on Hackman's (2002) theory...
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Essentials of Intentional Interviewing: Counseling in a Multicultural World
Essentials of Intentional Interviewing: Counseling in a Multicultural World by Allen E. Ivey, Mary B. Ivey and Carlos, P. Zalaquett Cengage Learning; 2001, 2008, 2012. Paperback: 400 pages. US$125.95. ISBN-10: 840034563, ISBN-13: 978-0840034564Reviewed...
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Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results
Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results by Nancy M. Settle-Murphy Auerbach Publications 2012, Paperback: 236 pages, US$49.95, ISBN-10: 1466557869, ISBN-13: 978-1466557864As someone with expertise and...
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No. 3, Spring

Editorial: A Superlative Task
One can hardly contemplate the passing scene of civilized society without a sense that the need of balanced minds is real and that a superlative task is how socially to make mind more effective. - Chester Barnard, The Functions of the Executive, 1938,...
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Group Newcomers: From Disruption to Innovation
INTRODUCTION Groups rarely remain as static entities. They may change over time in structure, activities, and membership in order to adjust to internal changes or external demands (Worchel, Coutant-Sassic, & Grossman, 1992). For organizational groups...
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Group Development: A Review of the Literature and a Commentary on Future Research Directions
INTRODUCTION Today's organizational landscape is laden with small groups and teams. Organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors are utilizing work groups, task forces, blue ribbon commissions and panels, and various types of teams...
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A Critical View of Facilitating Labor-Management Collaboration
Introduction Much of the collaborative rhetoric in the management field focuses on the synergy that can occur through the building of cross-functional teams-the creation of semiautonomous and autonomous work teams, and the participation of employee unions...
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Facilitating Team Development: A View from the Field
INTRODUCTION In recent years there has been abundant attention to teamwork in the workplace. It is almost as though executives want "teams by Monday." Many organizations have experimented with self-directed work teams, and the number and variety of "teams"...
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Developmental Sequence in Small Groups
As group facilitators we are often concerned about the development of the groups with which we work. Frequently we make reference to "the stages of group development" and the stages most frequently cited are forming, storming, norming and performing....
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The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations
The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth and Bryan Smith Doubleday, New York, 1999, 596 pages. ISBN 0-385-49322-3, US $35.00. Book Review...
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The Logic of Failure: Why Things Go Wrong and What We Can Do to Make Them Right
by Dietrich Domer Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Co., New York, 1996, translated by Rita and Robert Kimber, ISBN: 0805041605, $25.00. Paperback edition: The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations, Perseus Press, Cambridge,...
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Success with Soul
Success with Soul By Doris Pozzi and Stephen Williams Dorian Welles Ply Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, 1997, 282,pages, ISBN 0646286927 Success with Soul contains many key ingredients to help a person facilitate change-personally, organizationally, and universally....
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