about the Genuine Contact™ Program in The Change Handbook!
By Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady
Available December, 2006
We are pleased
to announce the inclusion of the Genuine Contact Program in the
2006 edition of ‘The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource
on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems’. The new
edition is the most comprehensive guide available to methods of
organization and community change. It's designed for quick and easy
access to information about high leverage change from today's foremost
practitioners. This new edition is updated to describe 61 change
methods and includes new chapters on selecting a method, mixing
and matching methods, and sustaining results. The Change Handbook
describes each change method’s essential concepts and processes
and provides advice on when to use each.
In 1999, the
first edition of The Change Handbook provided a snapshot of a nascent
field that broke barriers by engaging "whole
systems" of people from organizations and communities in creating
their own future. In the last seven years, the field has exploded.
In this completely revised and updated second edition, lead authors
Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady profile sixty-one change
methods – up from eighteen in the first edition. Nineteen
of these methods are explored in depth, with case studies, answers
to frequently asked questions, and details on the roles and responsibilities
of the people involved, conditions for success, and more. This tremendously
expanded second edition – 400 pages longer, nearly twice the
length of the first edition – will undoubtedly become the
definitive resource in this rapidly expanding field.
can find the Genuine Contact Program included in the Adaptable
Methods section. This chapter highlights the Genuine Contact
Program as a holistic approach that can be used on its own,
or as a platform for using a variety of complementary change
methods including Open Space Technology, Whole Person Process
Facilitation, World Café, and Appreciative Inquiry.
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