Many powerful new collaborative change approaches are being used around the world to transform organizations, revitalize communities, and develop human potential.  And methods and practices based on these new approaches are continuing to proliferate.  Sometimes referred to as whole systems change, large group methods, or group facilitation, these methods and practices have a common focus on collaborative change.
 
We seek your advice in shaping the most comprehensive publication yet created to make easily accessible this huge and growing body of knowledge and practice.  This 5-volume, 1,500-page publication will bring together over 100 different collaborative change methods—with a full chapter devoted to each method, covering all aspects of the method, including its purpose, principles, process, keys to mastery, applications, technological tools, and theoretical and empirical foundations.  In addition, over 30 other chapters will provide guidance on selecting, applying, and using the methods—and blending them as needed as well as adapting them to unique situations.
 
This publication will include all of the most widely used collaborative change methods—such as Appreciative Inquiry, Graphic Facilitation, Open Space Technology, Future Search, and World Café—as well as dozens of new and emerging methods that have proven themselves to be highly useful in particular communities but are not yet widely known (and have not appeared in previous compendiums).  All of this knowledge will be available in both print and e-book formats—and also through an app that will provide access to all of this material and include periodic updates of new methods, practices, and applications.  The result will be a living and growing community of knowledge.

This encyclopedic publication will save readers a great deal of time—and make them more productive and effective in their work—by bringing together methods, tools, practices, and approaches that are currently scattered in scores of different books, articles, and websites.

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* 1. How effective are each of the following MAIN TITLE IDEAS for this 5-volume, 1500-page publication? (Please rate each title idea.)

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The Encyclopedia of Collaborative Change
The Collaborative Change Guide
Resources for Collaborative Change
The Collaborative Change Series
Guides to Collaborative Change
The Collaborative Change Global Guide
The Guide to Collaborative Change
The Global Guide to Collaborative Change

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* 2. Which main title idea do you like best, and what do you like about it?

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* 3. How effective are each of the following SUB TITLE IDEAS? (Please rate each subtitle idea.)

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Leading Approaches, Methods, Tools, and Practices
A Comprehensive Guide to the Leading Methods, Practices, and Resources
A Transformational Guide to Human, Group, Organization, and Community Development
Transforming Organizations, Revitalizing Communities, and Developing Human Potential
An Encyclopedia of the Leading Approaches, Methods, Tools, and Practices
An Encyclopedia of Leading Resources for Transforming Organizations, Revitalizing Communities, and Developing Human Potential
Your Global Guide to the Leading Methods, Tools, and Resources
Your Global Resource for Transforming Organizations, Revitalizing Communities, and Developing Human Resources

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* 4. Which subtitle idea do you like best, and what do you like about it?

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* 5. Please suggest any other main title or subtitle ideas that you have.

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* 6. What are the ways in which you would be most likely to use this publication?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 7. This publication will be offered in both print and digital (e-book) formats.  We are also creating a companion app to be used on any digital device.  How useful to you do you envision that each of the following potential features of this app would be?

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Chapters that are searchable.
Readers' ability to place notes and highlights for personal use.
Periodic updates of new methods, new applications, and new resources.
Videos on some chapters' topics as a short playlist.
Links to websites, blogs, and online communities for chapter topics.
Ability to select and save chapter favorites for quick reference.
Five-star rating system by readers of chapters and methods.
Open sharing of readers' comments and application stories in chapters.
Topical discussion forums.
Additional content to complement chapters (articles, cases, etc.).
Calendar of events (learning events, community gatherings, etc.).
Users can suggest tags, links, videos, blogs, and new ideas for content.
Users can contribute content such as new methods, chapters, media.

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* 8. Which of the above potential features of the app would be most useful to you -- and why? Which other potential features of the app might be useful to you?

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* 9. How likely would you be to purchase this publication? (Your answer is not a commitment.)  It will likely cost between $150 and $500 (depending on whether special offers are taken advantage of) to purchase the full 5-volume, 1,500-page publication in either print or e-book format, which in either case will likely include a subscription to the app.

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* 10. Please share your considerations in determining whether you would or would not purchase this publication or ask your organization to do so.

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* 11. Which of the following describe you?  (Please select all that apply.)

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* 12. What is your first and last name? (If you don't wish to provide your name, then just type in your initials or a letter.)

Thanks so much for your help!

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