North Dakota State University
NDSU Extension Service
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.
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
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
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 NDSU.firstname.lastname@example.org or 701 231-7882 to check out Staff Resource Library materials, or stop by Morrill 10 to
browse the shelves.