The Art & Science of Facilitation Book Club Guide
The book, ‘The Art & Science of Facilitation’ was written to help team leaders lead effective collaboration with agile teams.
As readers like yourself select to read the Art & Science of Facilitation, requests for Book Club session attendance have increased. While it would be wonderful to attend such weekly sessions, it’s not feasible.
Therefore, TeamCatapult developed a wonderful Book Club Guide for those who wish to read together and explore the Art and Science of Facilitation.
What is Facilitation?
“Facilitation is a skillful way to guide and assist a group to increase its effectiveness in doing its work and making its decisions. Facilitation is an approach that a leader or a participant/employee in a meeting, committee, or project can use to help the group achieve its objectives.” Source: UMass ‘Workplace Learning & Development
As we explain it:
The Art & Science of Facilitation: The Book
The Art and Science of Facilitation is your guide to moving your team further forward using the groundbreaking Five Guiding Principles of the Facilitation Stance.
For anyone ready to lead with self-awareness and group insight, this book is designed to help you navigate group dynamics so that your team can work more efficiently and effectively in a truly collaborative environment.
If you lead teams of any size, it’s time to become a true facilitator, in every sense of the word.
The Art & Science of Facilitation: The Book Club Guide
Here is a taste of the type of questions in this Book Club Guide:
- Facilitating is ‘More Art’ or ‘More Science’, which one would you choose and why?
- If you read this book and you are a coach, how do you see/identify the difference between facilitation and coaching?
- Discuss your personal description of ‘a facilitator’ and how it might have changed while reading this book.
- In Chapter 1: Maintaining Neutrality, we learn about holding the process, not the content. Moving forward, will not having answers still scare you, or did this chapter give you confidence in serating the ‘what’ from the ‘how’ in facilitation?
- When you read Chapter 2: Standing in the Storm, could you identify situations where you should have ‘stood in the storm’ but instead decided to avoid it? How has reading this chapter changed your thoughts on conflict?
There are 20 questions in total!
How To Get Started as a Facilitator!
Getting started as a facilitator is fun!
You can read about facilitation, take a workshop, learn by doing.
We know it can be confusing, at times, to find the absolute best resources. We put together a list of five such resources, resources we at TeamCatapult use everyday to help facilitators grow.