ERIC Number: EJ924670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Reference Count: 19
When Leaders Are Challenged: Dealing with Involuntary Members in Groups
Schimmel, Christine J.; Jacobs, E.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v36 n2 p144-158 2011
Leading groups can be challenging and difficult. Leading groups in which members are involuntary and negative increases the level of difficulty and creates new dynamics in the group leading process. This article proposes specific skills and strategies for dealing with three specific issues related to involuntary members in groups: groups where all members are involuntary; groups where some members are involuntary; and groups with open membership where involuntary members join groups that are already in progress. The emphasis is on leaders using creative and multi-sensory interventions to insure that members are actively engaged in the group process.
Descriptors: Group Activities, Leaders, Group Dynamics, Leadership Qualities, Participation, Negative Attitudes, Difficulty Level, Learner Engagement, Motivation, Visual Aids, Nonverbal Communication, Counseling Techniques, Self Control
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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