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Facilitating Breakthrough: A Conversation with Adam Kahane & Tonya Surman

Join Tonya Surman in conversation with Author Adam Kahane on his new book Facilitating Breakthrough. Register here!

About this event

Facilitating Breakthrough: How to Remove Obstacles, Bridge Differences, and Move Forward Together.

Social Innovation is mostly, really about collaboration.  We know that making progress on complex and polarizing issues requires a new approach to working together.  This is easier said than done.  In his new book, Adam Kahane introduces transformative facilitation, a structured and creative process for removing obstacles so we can move forward together.

This event will pair Adam with CSI’s CEO and social innovation practitioner, Tonya Surman to provide a deep dive into the practice and realities of working with teams and moving forward together, even in the face of polarization and extreme positions. 

More info and purchase your copy of the book here.

 

About the Book

Facilitating Breakthrough

Collaboration is no simple feat. As issues become increasingly challenging and people feel less in control, opportunities to work together and make progress on these complex problems are less straightforward. In order to move forward together, people must work across more divides.

This book describes an uncommon approach to facilitating such breakthrough: transformative facilitation. This approach focuses on removing the obstacles that stand in the way of people contributing and connecting equitably. More fundamentally, it focuses on removing the obstacles to love, power, and justice. It enables people to bring all of themselves to making a difference. It is a liberating way to make progress.

Drawing on his experience bringing people together in the midst of contentious situations like South Africa, Colombia, India, and more, Kahane introduces transformative facilitation. This method invites the facilitator to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of people contributing and connecting equitably. It enables people to cooperate and collaborate wholeheartedly in order to make a difference.

This book is for anyone who helps people work together to transform their situation, be it a professional facilitator, a manager, consultant, coach, chairperson, organizer, mediator, stakeholder, or friend. It offers a broad and bold vision of the contribution that proper facilitation can have to helping people collaborate to make progress.