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The search conference : a powerful method for planning organizational change and community action

Author: Merrelyn Emery; Ronald E Purser
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, ©1996.
Series: Jossey-Bass public administration series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Search Conference is not just another management tool, but a participative approach to planned change that engages the collective learning and creativity of large groups, inspiring people to find common ground around new strategies, future directions, and joint actions. The process combines the best practices associated with strategic planning, systems thinking, and effective group communications - enabling  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Merrelyn Emery; Ronald E Purser
ISBN: 078790192X 9780787901929
OCLC Number: 34319551
Description: xx, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The power of search conferences --
Learning and planning our way to desirable futures --
Uses and advantages of search conference methods --
Understanding search conference principles --
Planning in stable and turbulent environments --
Open systems thinking and the power of human ideals --
The strength of democratic learning --
Conditions for creative collaboration --
Three: strategies for effective search conferences --
Planning for success --
Designing the search conference for effectiveness --
Managing the search conference --
The search conference step by step --
Conclusion : beyond stagnation and stalemate.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass public administration series.
Responsibility: Merrelyn Emery, Ronald E. Purser ; epilogue by Fred Emery.
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Search conferences convene a group of people, often communities and organizations, or divisions of large companies for the purpose of planning new future directions and action-based strategies. This  Read more...

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