Group Works: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings (Card Deck + Booklet)
by Group Pattern Language Project
AVAILABILITY: Readily available
Publication Date: December 2011
Publisher: Group Pattern Language Project
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Check out this BEAUTIFUL full-color card deck.
Orders of 10 decks or more receive a 20% discount ($20 instead of $25 each) which will be calculated automatically on the order form.
A deck of 91 pattern cards (each measuring 5.25" x 3.5".).
Each card contains the name and "heart" of the pattern, evocative image, category and related patterns, plus a short booklet explaining what group process patterns are and how the deck can be used to improve meetings and other deliberative gatherings.
See here the seeds of a more dynamic and effective future group experience. The pattern cards in this set reflect generations of accumulated wisdom that lie at the heart of successful meetings, conferences, retreats, town halls and other group sessions, large and small. Much of our collective work depends on conversations: quality interchanges by which we together envision, shape and begin to enact the world we desire. With guidance from the accompanying booklet, you can use these cards to support your process as a group designer, facilitator, or participant. Use them to plan your next event, distill lessons from a past group experience, find creative insight in the middle of a process, or deepen your learning about the nature of groups. Discover how these cards can bring life to your next meeting or other gathering.
Review(s): "Now, more than ever, we need communities and organizations that function creatively and well. Group Works is a terrific contribution to making that happen. The beautiful cards make visible underlying dynamics of great interactions. And as a bonus, it's fun to use!" - Peggy Holman, author, 'Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity' and co-author, 'The Change Handbook'
"These beautiful cards mark a watershed in the evolving power of conversations, quality personal interactions, and vibrant gatherings and communities. Before these cards were released, we had methods, values, and principles. Now we can dig deeper into the underlying dynamics that make different forms of conversation work their different forms of magic. Whether used to enhance conversational design, facilitation, evaluation, training, organizational productivity, group participation or grassroots power, the cards offer us a thoroughly flexible and engagingly aesthetic approach to deepening our understanding of group process and how to increase our skill. I can't recommend Group Works cards highly enough." - Tom Atlee, founder of the Co-Intellgence Institute, author of 'The Tao of Democracy' and 'Reflections on Evolutionary Activism'