This thoroughly revised edition of a classic book provides the latest research on facilitation and group dynamics and includes a new training program for aspiring facilitators. The book describes the profession of group facilitation, the role of a facilitator, and key elements of facilitation. It examines issues and challenges, such as how the facilitator's role is defined, cooperative processes, and ethics. The book also provides a sample program that can be used to develop facilitation capabilities through experiential learning. The book is written for facilitators, trainers, HR professionals and consultants.