The Facilitator’s Fieldbook by Tom Justice and David W. Jamieson, PhD published by AMACOM


AMACOM in the United States has published a new book of potential interest to project management practitioners and professionals – The Facilitator’s Fieldbook, 2nd Edition, by Tom Justice and David W. Jamieson, PhD.   Tom Justice is president of Justice & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in organizational capacity.   David W. Jamieson, PhD, is department chair, Organization Learning & Development, University of St. Thomas and co-author of Managing Workforce 2000.

According to AMACOM: The Facilitator’s Fieldbook has long been the go-to resource for novice and experienced facilitators alike. The book gives managers, trainers, and group leaders in any industry the step-by-step procedures, checklists, guidelines, samples, and templates they need to make any group work like a well-oiled machine.

Comprehensive and practical, The Facilitator’s Fieldbook covers all the key areas including establishing ground rules; planning meetings and agendas; brain storming; resolving conflict; making decisions; and helping groups optimize their time. The completely revised third edition also provides new team-building exercises, as well as updated information on virtual meetings, mediation, strategic planning, and much more. Readers will find tips on maintaining the tone and flow of meetings, and guidelines for determining when to delegate projects to individuals rather than assembling a group.

Getting people to function together productively can be a challenge. The Facilitator’s Fieldbook provides tools and information to help project managers and other facilitators be more successful.

Thomas Justice is President of Justice & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in process facilitation, building high-performance teams, and the management of organizational change. He has served as a process facilitator for more than 30 organizations in 16 states. He lives in Santa Monica, California, USA.

David W. Jamieson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Organization, Learning & Development department at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also President of Jamieson Consulting Group, which specializes in organizational strategy, design, change, and human resources issues. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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The Facilitator’s Fieldbook, by Tom Justice and David W. Jamieson, PhD; published by AMACOM; October 2012; ISBN: 9780814420089; soft cover; List price = $45.00; for more information, visit http://www.amacombooks.org/book.cfm?isbn=9780814420089

Source: AMACOM