Book Launch: The Power of Facilitation (edited by Kimberly Bain, CPF/M IAF)

Book Launch: The Power of Facilitation (edited by Kimberly Bain, CPF/M IAF)

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Our illustrated visual summaries are featured in this UPCOMING publication on THE POWER OF FACILITATION, featuring collaborators from around the world.

Contributors include Certified Professional Facilitators (CPF) and members of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), and a team of visual practitioners. We hope to feature some of these visuals soon here too!

Learn more about the book below and get your copy (e-book available) here.

So, why this book?

Today, maybe more than any point in our history, facilitation—the philosophy, the skill, the process and the profession—is critical to our continued evolution as individuals, as groups, as organisations and as societies.

To survive and thrive, we need to harness the power of facilitation to help us hold the authentic and intentional conversations that will help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us. Thinking together is the only way we will be able to grow through the chaos and disruption and end up in a better place.

2020 has been an extraordinary year! A global pandemic, economic upheaval, leadership changes and system level changes that rival those not seen since the First and Second World Wars. But whether we think back on this as a time of growth, chaos or disruption, it is what we do next that will define the outcomes.

How was this book put together?

This book was a collaborative effort of ten global thought leaders in facilitation. Each chapter looks at the power of facilitation in the different aspects of business, community, life and society. It gives examples of how it helps people think together to achieve amazing and impactful results. It also gives examples of how to use its power to think better on your own.

The chapters are organized starting with how the power of facilitation can help to create positive, sustainable change in organizations, help organizations think strategically and critically and how to help resolve conflicts. The final few chapters look at how the power of facilitation can do more than solve specific problems or achieve specific goals; they reflect on how facilitation can be used to help individuals, teams and society as a whole to think together, grow and innovate.

What do you hope to achieve with The Power of Facilitation?

Today, maybe more than any point in our history, facilitation—the philosophy, the skill, the process and even the profession—is critical to our continued evolution as individuals, as groups, as organizations and as societies. To survive and thrive, we need to harness the power of facilitation to help us hold the authentic and intentional conversations that will help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us. Thinking together is the only way we will be able to grow through the chaos and disruption and end up in a better place.

Our collective purpose of writing this book was to inspire you, the reader, to discover and unleash the power of facilitation in yourself and in others. All solutions start with a conversation. This book is intended to help you begin your own very interesting conversations and our hope is that this book will act as the catalyst to help you do that. We also hope that you will be inspired to weave facilitation and facilitative principles throughout your life, your interactions, your thinking, your decision-making and your actions. But most of all we hope that you will take the ideas, examples and concepts described in the following chapters and apply them in your groups, organisations and communities.

You can learn more about the book below and get your copy (e-book available) here.

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