An essential resource for all kinds of groups, these tried and tested strategies will stimulate and encourage full participation from all group members. Provides ideas for introducing group members to each other, breaking down barriers, energising people, helping people learn, moving the group on, building trust between group members, motivating people, assessing and evaluating the group, managing behaviour and personal responsibility, and ending sessions. The activities are set out in a clear, easy to follow format, with variations and guidance for adapting the activities. Will enable group leaders to promote group members' self development, meet the needs of their different learning styles, stimulate their creativity and develop their thinking skills. This toolkit is an invaluable resource for tutors, occupational therapists, nurses, care staff, probation staff, youth leaders or anyone - new or experienced - who works with groups.
Robin Dynes has worked with groups in hospitals, probation, day, youth, residential and educational centres for over twenty years. The Group Leader's Toolkit is a selection from the games, activities and strategies he has used throughout his career. Other publications by Robin include Creative Games in Groupwork, Memory Games for Groups, The Non-Competitive Activity Book, Creative Writing in Groupwork, The Reminiscence Puzzle Book, Anxiety Management, Positive Interaction Skills and The Memory Box.
192pp A4 Wire-o-bound ISBN 978-0-86388-565-5 ORDER CODE D11-002-5312 GBP36.99 Introduction; The Toolkit: Introductions and 'icebreakers'; Building trust; Energisers; Learning; Motivation; Problem solving; Managing behaviour and personal responsibility; Assessment and evaluation; More useful tools; Closures; Index.