Image: front cover Buy Print Book Now
  •  CDN $24.99 
  •  USD $24.99 


Buy Ebook Now
  •  CDN $24.99     CDN $16.25
  •  USD $24.99     USD $16.25

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.

view author profile

view author profile

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.

You might also enjoy

Facing the Climate Emergency

Facing the Climate Emergency

How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth

As the climate crisis accelerates toward the collapse of civilization and the natural world, people everywhere are feeling deep pain about ecological …

view title info
The Happiness Policy Handbook

The Happiness Policy Handbook

How to Make Happiness and Well-Being the Purpose of Your Government

Thomas Jefferson said that “the purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.” Yet only now, 240 …

view title info
The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

From sourcing to butchery, mindful meat eating for the modern omnivore

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability – it seems like there’s no end to the food factors we must consider. At the center of the …

view title info
Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener (EPUB)

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener (EPUB)

Many home gardeners refuse to eat a grocery store tomato, but routinely obtain seeds commercially, sometimes from thousands of miles away. And while …

view title info
The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

From sourcing to butchery, mindful meat eating for the modern omnivore

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability – it seems like there’s no end to the food factors we must consider. At the center of the …

view title info

New Society Publishers have decided to sell their ebooks without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that customers can enjoy full use of their ebook purchase. In return we expect our customers to respect this decision.

By clicking in the box below, you agree that you will:

  • NOT make illegal or unauthorized copies of our ebooks.
  • ONLY make copies of our ebooks for backup purposes.
  • NOT sell or give copies of our ebooks to family, friends, associates, etc., or upload to any file-sharing sites.
I agree to the above terms and conditions
Our ebooks are available in PDF or EPUB format.
Please choose the correct format for your device.
Buy EPUB Version Buy PDF Version