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The Art of Focused Conversation 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace

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Tag: Technology of Participation (ToP)® /Facilitation

Editor R. Brian Stanfield

In Its Third Printing!

This is a "how-to" book put together by ICA Canada's staff and Associates. The uses of the focused conversation in the workplace have been legion. The method has been effectively used for group consensus-making in:

  • Problem solving
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Coaching
  • Research
  • Interpretation of data

Part l is about theory and practice. It introduces the method and:

  • Examines the workplace context
  • Gives information on theory
  • Explains the structure
  • How to prepare a conversation
  • How to lead a conversation
  • Dealing with the common mistakes.

Part ll contains 100 Samples for use in Conversations in situations such as:

  • Reviewing and evaluating
  • Preparation and planning
  • Coaching, mentoring
  • Data and media interpretation
  • Decision making
  • Managing and supervising
  • Personal reflection Group celebrations

This book is intended to expand images of what can be accomplished through the Focused Conversation Method. This is done by demonstrating how many workplace tasks can be accomplished through the medium of focused conversation. This is a resource meant for the process and consensus oriented person who is working with firms and organizations.

222 pages