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Facilitative Leadership for Social Workers

Facilitative Leadership for Social Workers

ISBN 9780826108531
Publisher Springer Publishing Co Inc
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Facilitative leadership is a form of leadership in which the leader directs a group but does not dictate the outcome of the group discussion. Facilitative leaders ask rather than tell groups what they need to be doing and help them move forward rather than control their movement. This form of leadership is uniquely suited to social workers, whose entire profession is based on helping clients determine their own goals and how to achieve them. This foundation-level training manual for social work students and practitioners will help readers to become more effective agents of change through understanding the meaning, principles, and characteristics of facilitative leadership. They will gain the skills needed to successfully perform formal and informal leadership roles in group, agency, and community settings. The text describes all aspects of the facilitative process, the phases of group development, how to organize a meeting, and how to evaluate facilitative leadership. It explains how facilitative leadership relates to the social work code of ethics, and discusses communication and intervention techniques. The text also includes exercises and case studies to enhance learning. Key Features: Describes the concept, principles, and characteristics of facilitative leadership and how they relate to the social work code of ethics Clarifies the facilitative leader's role and distinguishes it from that of trainer, consultant, or chairperson Identifies the phases of group development and their significance Instills competence and ease in the use of group process techniques Promotes facilitative leadership skills in formal and informal situations
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