Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making Paperback – Jul 1 1998
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Since you can read the table of contents for this book, I won't repeat it here. My favorites are the model (mentioned in several other reviews) and the different ways to build consensus.
There are other books that have more in depth coverage of each of the topics. What Kaner and his colleagues have done is get to the "gems" of those books for you. It is as if a friend read a bunch of literature on this topic and boiled it all down into one easy-to-use manual. (No, I don't know any of the authors :-))
My only complaint about this book is the format. I find the graphics and the multiple fonts a little difficult to read. I usually hand out the book with the disclaimer "it looks a little hokey, but the content is really solid." If you can move past the graphic design, you'll love this book.
By 1983, they were already training people to be facilitators and recorders.
As the facilitator training developed into a powerful 15-session class, they polished a remarkable set of self-contained slides. The slides illustrated techniques, insights, and overall models of how agreements are reached and how discussions are (or aren't) progressing.
Once the slides were in good shape (for teaching purposes), they spent five years turning them into pages of a remarkably clear, practical, and insightful book.
This is a valuable book for anyone who wants to create and run meetings that promote worthwhile discussions and result in genuine agreements.
--- Cem Kaner
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If you are a consultant or function in a senior leadership role this book must be on your shelf.Published 2 months ago by Sean Miles
This book takes apart the process of participatory decision-making and gives practical, easily workable ways to learn and teach it. Read morePublished on July 5 2001
Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making provides trainers and facilitators with skills beyond basic facilitation skills training. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2000 by Lynn Voss or Elizabeth Voss
"Facilitator's Guide..." gives real solutions to meeting issues in a logical, easy to follow format. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 1999