Group Facilitation

Articles from No. 13, 2016

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....
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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