The Little Book of Cool Tools for Hot Topics: Group Tools to Facilitate Meetings When Things Are Hot

by Evelyn Wright, Ronald S Kraybill. Good Books, 2007.


This concise book will be helpful for people looking to spark conversations about difficult topics but aren't sure where to start. They will find tools for basic facilitation and dialogue.


tools for setting up a group process, gathering information, The Circle Process, forming group discussions on controversial issues

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Facilitate an effective group conversation using techniques such as The Circle Process, appreciative inquiry, soft cards, and brainstorming sessions.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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