One of the greatest tools we have as group workers is “the question.” A well-crafted question, dropped at just the right time, can shift the course of action in significant ways. As facilitators, coaches, trainers, and consultants, the act of asking questions places the power and responsibility back into the hands of your client, an important action necessary to counteract the tendency of group participants to look to you for answers. Answers, while useful, are inherently limiting. New answers, in time, take on the burden of the ones they replaced. A state of inquiry opens us to possibilities. The longer we reside in the question, the more we discover. Hence the decision to “live in the question,” offers great reward. As group workers, I believe this to be our challenge and one we are privileged to model for our groups.
This 35-page collection contains 20 sets of questions grouped according to the many themes upon which groups typically focus. Use these lists in preparation for working with a group or use them as catalysts for the development of your own questions. You can put this practical guide to use right away with your groups without hours of study and contemplation.
This question collection can travel anywhere, from the classroom to the boardroom. Its templates are adaptable to your unique area of work; just be a little creative and the question will happen for your context. The Facilitator Questions Collection has become a desktop reference for me in both my writing and behavioral coaching work.
These questions support and instruct the facilitator as well, because so many of them are thought provoking, inviting the facilitator to pause and think about the possibilities in a given question. These menus of questions underscore that people learn differently, hence they are designed to tap into various learning styles to help people access their intelligence and draw out their best.
— Ellen Mossman-Glazer M.Ed., Life Skills Coach and Behavior Specialist–
Table of Contents
Types Of Questions
- Six Serving Men: Open-Ended Questions
- Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Five Types of Questions
QUESTIONS FOR ALL SEASONS
- Focusing Questions
- Questions to Clarify Group Understanding
- Questions to Facilitate Commitment
- Questions to Scope a Project
- Problem-Solving Questions
- Data Gathering Questions
- Questions to clarify and focus on the problem
- Organizational/Process Questions.
- Decision-Making Questions
- Questions to Assess Solutions
- Questions to Stimulate Creative Thinking
- Planning Questions
- Questions to Facilitate Change
- Questions to Evaluate Results
- Questions To Improve Teamwork
- Questions to Facilitate Participation
- Questions to Identify Group Dysfunction
- Debriefing Questions
- Metaphor-Making Questions
- Intervention Questions
- Debriefing a Traumatic Situation
- Questions to ask Yourself to Form Better Questions
- Questions to Imrpove Your Facilitation Skills
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