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Paperback – 160 pages
7.25 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 380 Grams
BISAC: EDUCATION / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865714700
Pub. Date: 2002-10-01

About the Authors

R. Brian Stanfield

R. Brian Stanfield was an inspired leader, who spent years helping others to become the same. As well as his decades of experience as an educator and researcher, he held the position of Director of Publications at the Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs for many years. Brian was the author of 5 books focusing on the qualities required for successful progressive leadership and group facilitation, including The Workshop Book, The Art of Focused Conversation and The Courage to Lead.

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The Workshop Book

From Individual Creativity to Group Action

by R. Brian Stanfield & The Institue for Cultural Affairs



Increasingly, people working in teams face complex issues that need resolving in an efficient, participatory manner that honors the group's diverse perspectives and individual creativity. The Workshop Book outlines the best practices of the workshop method, based on the Institute for Cultural Affair's Technology of ParticipationTM, and its use in consensus formation, planning, problem solving and research. It also discusses workshop preparation and design, leadership styles, dealing with difficult behaviors, and special applications such as its use in large groups and for planning purposes.

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