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Changing Minds: A Guide to Facilitated Participatory Planning
The book draws on the work of thinkers and doers throughout the world who have grappled with the challenge of planning complex institutions, especially health systems and development projects. The authors advocate facilitated participatory planning (FPP) as an effective way of working in a world that is complex, competitive, and fast-changing; a world where managers, staff and other stakeholders must have their say and own the ideas for any plan to work. They chart the evolution of FPP from pioneer concepts of awareness, empowerment, learning-by-doing, visualization, creative group processes, and incremental questions into a complete and up-to-date system of principles and techniques. They present case studies that show how FPP has been used successfully where other planning methods have failed.