Please read the following prior to the workshop:

Statement of Values and Code of Ethics for Group Facilitators

-        while setting forth values and ethics, this two-page document provides a basic understanding of what is group facilitation

Facilitator Competencies

-        an inventory of knowledge and skills for group facilitation

What to Look for in a Group Facilitator

-        a customer perspective on what a facilitator should do.

For additional reading I would suggest the following:

What is a Group Facilitator

- definitions excerpted from various books

Facilitation 101

Target Characteristics for Facilitator Candidates

How to Make Collaboration Work:
Powerful Ways to Build Consensus, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions

by David Straus. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2002.

The Skilled Facilitator:
A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches, New & Revised

by Roger Schwarz. Jossey-Bass, 2002.

There are many publications on group facilitation, and if you have particular interests or applications in mind I would be glad to talk with you and recommend particular sources.

Sandy Schuman