Books on Participatory Dialogue Processes

A friend asked for some book recommendations as she is beginning to explore the world of participatory dialogue processes and hosting conversations that matter. Here are some I suggested to her:

  • Community by Peter Block
  • Turning to One Another by Margaret Wheatley
  • Calling the Circle by Christina Baldwin
  • The Circle Way by Christina Baldwin and Anne Linnea
  • Engaging Emergence by Peggy Holman
  • Power and Love by Adam Kahane
  • Walk Out Walk On by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze
  • The Facilitators Guide to Participatory Decision Making by Sam Kaner
  • The World Cafe by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs
  • Open Space Technology: A Users Guide by Harrison Owen
  • Standing In the Fire by Larry Dressler
  • The Change Handbook by Peggy Holman

This could have been a much longer list but I tried to whittle it down to provide a good starting point. What one book would you have added as a “must read” for someone interested in participatory dialogue processes?

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