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Effective Group Leadership

Crossing the Threshold

Gerard’s first book on group facilitation is entitled Effective Group Leadership (Orpen Press, 2016). The book asks challenging questions of those of us drawn to the role of group facilitator. Taking as its cue Carl Rogers’ tenet that those working on the development of others ought to be in an ongoing process of development themselves, the book explores the topic of the ongoing growth and development of a working facilitator.

The text contains many case studies, stories of often dramatic real life scenarios, to give the reader a live sense of the feel of a group and the issues that can arise therein. The case studies afford the opportunity to highlight the fact that we are most of the time thinking on our feet when running groups, and are often uncertain of our next steps.

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