An integrated large- and small-group approach for conducting meetings that lead to social action.

  • Harris B. Peck
  • Published 1997 in International journal of group psychotherapy

Abstract

Large meetings and small-group sessions each have advantages and deficiencies in dealing with social issues. The goals of conveying information, effectively changing attitudes, and encouraging action are often best achieved by integrating small-group sessions within the context of a large meeting. An approach involving three phases for a 2-hour meeting is described: (1) and initial plenary of all participants; (2) small-group sessions conducted by previously trained group facilitators drawn from the host organization; (3) a concluding plenary session centering around brief reports from the small groups. The application of some concepts of positive mental health, contracting, and empowerment to facilitate social action are discussed.

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@article{Peck1997AnIL, title={An integrated large- and small-group approach for conducting meetings that lead to social action.}, author={Harris B. Peck}, journal={International journal of group psychotherapy}, year={1997}, volume={47 1}, pages={91-108} }