Collective Visioning

How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future

By Linda Stout: This book teaches readers how to create a vision of what they want the world to look like, and then how to work together to make it happen. 198 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Difficult Conversations

How to Discuss What Matters Most

By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen: This book, filled with examples, walks you through a step-by-step approach to conducting the toughest conversations with less stress and more success. A New York Times Business Best Seller. 250 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making

Third Edition

By Sam Kaner: Meetings should be much more than merely an occasion for solving a problem. Every meeting is also an opportunity to build the capacity of the group. This book guides readers through the struggle and the satisfaction of creating effective... 432 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book

Getting to YES

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher and William Ury: A guide to negotiation from members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. This book offers a strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements.  240 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Heartland

A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

By Sarah Smarsh: The author grew up in a midwest wheat-farming family in the 1980s and 1990s that found itself struggling to get by, for generations. This book tells the story of her young life and transition to adulthood. Smarsh combines memoir with rich... 320 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Make the Impossible Possible

One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

By Bill Strickland: This inspirational book showcases the lessons learned by Bill Strickland as he worked with disadvantaged children and adults in Pittsburgh, Penn., through the jobs training center and community arts program he founded. “I’m not a... 204 pages. ©2009. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Of Forests and Fields

Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

By Mario Jimenez Sifuentez: Ethnic Mexican migration to Oregon has shaped and supported the state's largest economic industries. Tracing the history of Oregon's labor and immigrant rights movements in agriculture and timber, the author recounts the experiences of... 186 pages. ©2016. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

People Patterns 2nd Edition

By Stephen Montgomery: A very entertaining book that explores four temperaments and how they influence personal relationships. 136 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book

Sagebrush Collaboration

How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge

By Peter Walker: This book tells the story of the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in early 2016, but puts the event in the historical and cultural context of Harney County. The collaborative culture that existed there helped the local community... 238 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book

Sharing the Rock

Shaping Our Future through Leadership for the Common Good

By Bill Grace: The author presents an innovative leadership model designed to cultivate a worldview suited for today's interconnected global society. He offers a framework for people aspiring to live for the good of others because they know that is... 224 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book