Designed for administrators who frequently are assigned to facilitate stakeholder groups - parents, site-based management teams, faculty and staff, accountability teams, and others - this book helps facilitators keep meetings positive, productive, and efficient by managing trouble areas, dissent, deviation from the task, and by energizing the group. Besides addressing the intuitive aspect of the facilitation process, John Eller includes many strategies and templates that help groups of people work together to complete tasks, generate new ideas, and solve problems. Effective Group Facilitation in Education serves as a practical guide that fills the gap that exists between traditional meeting facilitation and "best practice" in working with others.
About the Author
1. What am I Getting Into?
2. Get Ready, Get Set...
4. Connecting All Members of the Team
5. Reaching Peak Performance: Connecting Their Minds
6. Working the Brain
7. Reaching the Goal
8. Putting On Your Oxygen Mask
9. Transforming a Difficult Group