Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making
"The best book on collaboration ever written!"
—Diane Flannery, founding CEO, Juma Ventures
And now this classic book is even better—much better. Completely revised and updated, the second edition is loaded with new tools and techniques.
Praise for Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Second Edition
"In cross-functional environments, where diverse perspectives are intentionally brought together to produce high-quality thinking, a highly skilled facilitator can add great value—and Sam Kaner is one of the best. The Facilitator's Guide provides a full set of models and tools to enable an organization to reap the benefits of a well facilitated, participatory decision-making process. Having seen Sam's methods in action, I can attest to their power and effectiveness."
"Hooray for the Facilitator's Guide. It explains principles, practices, and processes with cogent clarity, and each diagram conveys a complex idea almost instantly."
"Our organization's core purpose is to dissolve boundaries across sectors in order to find innovative solutions to difficult social problems. We know how immensely challenging it is to facilitate dialogue among multiple stakeholders. This amazing book is a comprehensive guide for meeting that challenge. I've worked with a myriad of consultants during the past 16 years, and Sam Kaner's approach is vastly superior for bringing about lasting system change."
"Sam Kaner is one of the world's leading experts on collaboration. His grasp of the challenges and dilemmas of collaboration is superb, as are his models and methods for facilitating complex processes."
"The Facilitator's Guide has allowed us to build our own capacity. We've learned how to convene multiple stakeholder teams, plan effectively, and make more sustainable decisions, thus maintaining our collaborative values as we grow to serve a wider community. I highly recommend this book."
"Kaner's decision-making procedures are the best I've ever seen. We use them all the time!"
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Review: Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-MakingUser Review - Sandy Lopes - Goodreads
It's basic stuff, but very well presented! A good reference for anyone needing to run participative group processes Read full review
Review: Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-MakingUser Review - Alexandria Skinner - Goodreads
Takes the daunting subject of leading group meeting so as to achieve results that reflect best practices in decision processes, and step by step walks the reader through ins and outs of the facilitation process Diagrams and flow charts are wonderfully appealing, easy to read and follow. Read full review