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Groups At Work: Strategies and Structures for Professional Learning

This indispensable resource for developing skillful groups includes more than 78 field-tested strategies for structuring time-efficient, task-focused meetings and work sessions. The strategies are organized by six functions reflecting the major activities that engage productive groups:

1) activating
2) assessing, goal-setting and planning
3) dialogue and discussion
4) generating ideas
5) summarizing and synthesizing
6) text and information processing

Each strategy description includes clear directions for application, including necessary materials, time frames and suggested group size. Tips for facilitation, examples for use and ideas for extensions are also provided.

Print and web resources with PowerPoint® slide directions for each strategy, duplication masters for tracking learning and recording sheet masters for session participants increase the usability of this book, reduce preparation time for busy professionals and maximize the learning potential for all.

Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman
Charlotte, VT: MiraVia, LLC, Copyright 2011
Softcover ISBN 978-0-9665022-7-5 pp. 102
$32.95 (see order form for volume discounts)