Abstract for: Improvised Facilitation: A Third Leg on the Group Model Building Stool

As practiced in our group at Albany, we envision Group Model Building as a stool supported by three complementary legs, Teamwork, Scripts, and Improvised Facilitation. The first two of these clusters of principles and skills have been previously described in the published literature. Our purpose with this paper is to describe how we use improvisational principles and techniques to guide our facilitated interactions with teams of managers engaged in Group Model Building.