The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is based on the same proven principles outlined in Schwarzs groundbreaking book. The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is the next-step resource that offers consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, coaches, and anyone that works within the field of facilitation, the tools, exercises, models, and stories that will help them develop sound responses to a wide range of challenging situations. The book spans the full scope of the successful Skilled Facilitator approach and includes information on how to get started and guidance for integrating the approach within existing organizational structures and processes.
"This is one of the best field books I have ever read. The advice is derived from sound research and theory, and it is crafted in a clear-cut, concrete, detailed, and highly useful way. It focuses on the important everyday skills of practice, including some of the most difficult issues that challenge the user."
--Chris Argyris, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior, emeritus, Harvard University; author, Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits of Organizational Knowledge
"Roger Schwarz and his coauthors are meticulous in their guidance for facilitators, consultants, coaches, and leaders everywhere. They dissect our encounters with each other and help us recognize what works, what doesn’t, and what we might do about it. This is a book to return to again and again."
--Geoff Bellman, author, The Consultant’s Calling and Your Signature Path
"Anyone who strives to lead more effectively will find this book a treasure trove of tips and tools. Whether you’re an executive or small team leader, a parent or a politician, The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook will be the reference you reach for to increase your capacity to lead."
--Karen Thomas-Smith, global training and development director, SAS
"This book provides the tools, techniques, and actual experience to truly practice shared leadership. Roger Schwarz and his colleagues provide not only the theory but the practical, hands-on experience required to develop high performance teams."
--Jay Hennig, vice president, Moog, Inc.