Making Task Groups Work in Your World


Making Task Groups Work in Your World



By Diana Hulse-Killacky, Jim Killacky, Jeremiah Donigian [College at Brockport emeritus].

This book focuses on leading task groups in a variety of settings, and deals with the way in which they develop and function. A conceptual model is profiled to help groups attain a balance between process and content—to make their work as efficient and effective as possible. The 3-phase conceptual model (warm-up, action, and closure) is linked to a series of cases from practicing leaders who work with a variety of task groups. These cases provide real-life examples of the use of warm-up, action, and closure, along with six scenarios covering a wide range of work/task group settings. Probing questions at the end of each chapter help readers develop their own framework for effectively designing, implementing, and concluding the work of task groups. These exercises provide an opportunity to visualize actual problem situations and to practice developing appropriate solutions. For individuals who recognize the importance of being part of a group, and effectively leading that group to the achievement of its goals—especially in the areas of counseling and social work, organizational development, non-profit management, and business.



Publication Date


Publication Information

Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Merrill Prentice-Hall, c2001.

xviii, 149 p. ; ǂc 23 cm.




Counselor Education


Located in Drake Library at: HM736 .H85 2001

CONTENTS: Pt. 1. Introduction. Task Groups in Our Everyday Lives -- Pt. 2. A Model for Task Groups. An Illustration of the Model for Task Groups in Action: The Warm-up Phase -- An Illustration of the Model for Task Groups in Action: The Action Phase -- An Illustration of the Model for Task Groups in Action: The Closure Phase -- Pt. 3. Merging a Conceptual Map with Leader Behaviors in Task Groups. Reflections on Task Groups: Changing Paradigms -- Revisiting Our Scenarios: Designs for Implementing Warm-up, Action, and Closure in Task Groups.