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Facilitation -- Books

The Art of Facilitation: How to Create Group Synergy
Dale Hunter, Anne Bailey, Bill Taylor
1995, 237-page Book
The Art of Facilitation helps group members understand facilitation and take on this role themselves. The toolkit includes facilitative designs for workshops, meetings, projects and evaluations; facilitative processes of being with a group, working with other individuals, keeping sight of the group's vision and goals, empowerment, identity, role playing and more. Also includes a facilitators' training program.

Facilitation Resources
University of Minnesota Extension Service and Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
1999, 8 Booklets, 24-44 pages each
Volume 1. Understanding Facilitation; 2. Contracting and Handling Logistics; 3. Getting Focused: Vision, Mission, Goals; 4. Managing Group Interaction; 5. Making Group Decisions; 6. Dealing with Group Conflict; 7. Utilizing Diversity, Power, and Ethics; 8. Designing a Volunteer Facilitation Program

Facilitation Skills for Team Leaders: Leading Organized Teams to Greater Productivity
Donald Hackett, Charles L. Martin
1993, 91-page Book
Learn how to facilitate an effective team meeting, how a facilitator can assist team members in achieving consensus, the six steps of the team problem-solving process, and the four types of difficult team members and how to handle them.

The Facilitator's Fieldbook
Thomas Justice, David W. Jamieson, Ph.D
1999, 461 Pages
A book for step-by-step procedures, checklists and guidelines, and samples and templates for facilitation. This book is comprehensive in scope but extremely practical and to the point. 

How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills - (2 copies)
Fran Rees
1991, 161-page Book
This book includes many useful ideas on making the transition from controlling to facilitating, planning and focusing the meeting, encouraging participation, recording and posting people's ideas, managing the group process, and getting to consensus and closure.



Books can be checked out for one month, audio and video tapes for two weeks. Contact the Distribution Center at or 701 231-7882 to check out Staff Resource Library materials, or stop by Morrill 10 to browse the shelves.