Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation

Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation : 11 Key Concepts You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

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"Meg and Sam have given us a gift; their book is smartly designed to invite new and seasoned facilitators to be intentional about having those tough group discussions. As an educator and facilitator, this book gives me a framework to understand my own facilitation style, and ways that I can continue to improve."

- Ava Holliday, Founding Partner of the Avarna Group

Have you ever been in a training and marveled at how quickly the time flew by? Genuinely enjoyed a meeting you were expecting to dread? Learned something powerful about a topic you thought wouldn't engage you? Experienced an intimate, vulnerable, transformative moment with a group of total strangers?

Then you've witnessed the magic of facilitation.

Like all magic tricks though they seem to defy reason when you're spectating for the first time once the secrets of facilitation are unveiled to you, you'll look back with a bland obviousness. Of course that's how it's done.

In this book, co-authors and social justice facilitators Sam Killermann and Meg Bolger teach you how to perform the favorite tricks they keep up their sleeve. It's the learning they've accumulated from thousands of hours of facilitating, debriefing, challenging, and failing; it's the lessons from their mentors, channeled through their experience; it's the magician's secrets, revealed to the public, because it's about time folks have the privilege of looking behind the curtain of facilitation and thinking of course that's how it's done.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 218g
  • English
  • 12 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0989760235
  • 9780989760232
  • 542,758

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"Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation is more than just another book on group dynamics or interpersonal skills. There are no wasted pages; and yet, as packed full of valuable information as it is, it manages to feel less like a manual and more like a personal conversation with two people who are clearly both knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about the topic. With no shortage of memorable analogies and helpful examples, the book is written with refreshing wit, humor, empathy and a compelling voice. Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation is sure to provide new and seasoned facilitators alike with a good dose of inspiration, focus and solid know-how, along with renewed enthusiasm for facilitation and its endless potential to bring about positive change." --Erik Tyler, Mentor, Speaker, Facilitator and Author of The Best Advice So Far
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