The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches

by Roger Schwarz. Jossey-Bass, 2016.


This comprehensive guide looks at the theory and practice of facilitating conversations as a way to "help groups become more effective."


step-by-step instructions, illustrative vignettes, charts, graphs, guidelines, index, appendices, bibliography

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Enhance the effectiveness of group conversations by using a facilitator to set ground rules, observe emotions, and to intervene when necessary.
  • Apply facilitation techniques to group settings using the core principles of facilitation and step-by-step instructions.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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