The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation: Best Practices from the Leading Organization in Facilitation by Sandi Schuman

Sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators, The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation offers the need-to-know basics in the field brought together by fifty leading practitioners and scholars. This indispensable resource includes successful strategies and methods, foundations, and resources for anyone who works with groups. The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation provides an overview of the field for new and aspiring practitioners and a reliable reference for experienced group facilitators, including chapters on

Creating positive ongoing client relationships
Building trust and improving communications
Facilitating group brainstorming sessions
Drawing out the best in people
Developing a collaborative environment
Designing and facilitating dialogue
Managing conflicting agendas
Working with multicultural groups
Using improvisation
Understanding virtual meetings
Facilitating team start-up
Assessing group decision processes
Building expertise in facilitation
Reviewing core facilitation competencies
Modeling positive professional attitudes