The Complete Facilitator's Handbook

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Kogan Page, 1999 - Business & Economics - 414 pages
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The model presented in this book provides a key to successful facilitation. Originating at the Human Potential Research Project, University of Surrey, and rooted in the realities of facilitator training, this model has been continuously developed for over 25 years, and is committed to empowering whole people in highly flexible learning environments. Analytical and well structured, it relates six basic learning dimensions to three primary forms of decision-making, and within this framework offers an extensive repertoire for practical action. It provides essential support for facilitators to develop their own style and build effective skills relevant to the diverse situations they encounter. As well as practical guidance, there is strong theoretical content, covering group dynamics, facilitator authority, experiential and whole person learning, personal charisma, co-operative inquiry and social change. The appendix applies the whole model, in detail to the manager as facilitator.

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Founder and Director of the Human Potential Research Project, University of Surrey, 1970 - 1977; Assistant Director, British Postgraduate Medical Federation, University of London, 1977 - 1985, in charge of an innovative programme of personal and professional development for hospital doctors and GPs, out of which the British Holistic Medical Association was formed.Director, International Centre for Co-operative Inquiry, Volterra, Tuscany, Italy, 1990-2000. Co-director, South Pacific Centre for Human Inquiry, Auckland, New Zealand, 2000-present. Group facilitator and trainer in the fields of: co-counselling; co-operative inquiry and new paradigm research; educational and staff development; group facilitation and interactive skills; management development; personal and transpersonal development; professional development in medicine, psychotherapy and the helping professions. Researcher and author.Group facilitator in UK TV programmes: medical stress (ITV, 1981), racism (BBC2, 1985), AIDS (Channel 4, 1987), Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses (BBC2, 1990), divorce (BBC2, 1991), parents and teenagers (BBC1, 1994).One of the founders in the UK of each of the following: Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners, Co-counselling International, Institute for the Development of Human Potential, New Paradigm Research Group, Research Council for Complementary Medicine. Books include Feeling and Personhood, Sage, 1992; Co-operative Inquiry, Sage,1996; Sacred Science, PCCS Books,1998; The Complete Facilitator's Handbook, Kogan Page, 1999; Helping the Client, Sage, 2001; Participatory Spirituality, Lulu, 2006. For a complete list of publications see

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