Member Publications


NTL Guidebook Series: Keys to Group Effectiveness

NTL Institute presents this open-ended guidebook series that offers keys to small group effectiveness and is developed from our members' action research and lifelong learning during 60 years of facilitating T-groups and NTL core programs. 

Each guidebook explores a unique aspect of group life and provides theoretical frameworks and practical applications for improving small groups at work, at home or in the community. 

  • Journaling in Small Groups by Walt Hopkins, Ph.D.
  • Illuminating Team Dynamics: Insights from the Enneagram System of Personality by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, Ph.D.
  • Feedback and Self-Disclosure in Small Groups by Steve Putnam, Ph.D.
  • The T-Group: Effective Members and Trainers by Roger A. Ritvo, Ph.D. and Jacqueline Bearce, Ed.D.
  • Self Awareness by Patricia Day Williams, M.D.



Managing In the Age of Change

Edited by Roger A. Ritvo, Anne H. Litwin and Lee Butler
ISBN: 078

This definitive collection of articles by widely known management experts will serve as a guidepost for today manager who, if not facing change today, should be prepared for change in the future. With the definitions of organizational success changing this fast, managers need a blueprint for dealing with complex new issues as they impact hiring, budgeting, rewarding, planning, organizing and other core responsibilities. Managing in the Age of Change offers insights to all managers, at every stage of change, in every type of organization.

For questions and to order, email 




Vera Pilgrim and the Ritual of the Dolphins

By Bryant Rollins  ISBN: 978-4327-8580-2

This is a novel that comes out of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The book is an epic survey with psychological and cultural contexts. It spans history from the African slave trade to the contemporary challenges of an increasingly multicultural America. Against the backdrop of myth, it vividly brings back the powerful music of the 1960s, the political tensions, the energy and tumult of the movement, the dramatic force of voter registration drives, marches, protests and rallies as the winds of change swept the country.   
Click here to Order




Finding Merlin

By Kate Cowie
ISBN: 978-9814302746

This book is about the journey of development - a process of discovering who we are and who we could be. The author seeks 'the pattern that connects' the theories of the orthodox, postmodern and even post-postmodern researchers in order to create a comprehensive roadmap, equipping readers, and through them, their organizations, to make their greatest contribution to the renewal of our failing global systems in our increasingly interrelated and interdependent world.  
Click here to Order




Training for Development, Third Edition

By Rolf P. Lynton and Udai Pareek
ISBN: 9788132106876

This is the Third Edition of Rolf P. Lynton and Udai Pareek’s bestselling book, Training for Development. Completely revised, this new edition reflects the “speed of change” that the world has undergone in the last two decades and includes recent examples and illustrations.

Since 1967, Training for Development has been regarded as the most comprehensive work available to professionals in the field of training and development. The authors focus on training not primarily as a source of new information, but rather as a means for changing behavior for lasting improvement on the job.
Click here to Order





Clear Leadership: Sustaining Real Collaboration and Partnership at Work

By Gervase R. Bushe 
ISBN: 978-0-891063-82-7

Expanding on the powerful concepts that made the first edition a success, this fully revised edition looks beyond what it takes to lead performance. Clear Leadership now includes 23 skill-building exercises, dozens of case examples and alternative thinking about approaches to conversations. 
Click here to Order



Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders

By Patricia St. Onge with Contributing Author Beth Applegate
ISBN: 0940069687

No “how-to” manual exists on cultural competency. And, compared to other topics in nonprofit management, little exists on the skills and strategies needed to address racism and inequity. Building cultural competency is an ongoing journey that nonprofit leaders choose to take because they know the end result will be a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. Patricia St. Onge and her contributing authors help readers grapple with the urgent issues that can transform capacity builders into change agents in the nonprofit sector.
Click here to Order





The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When It All Comes Together

Edited by Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D. with William G. Russell and David Lipsy, Ph.D.
ISBN: 0814412785

Building an organization’s commitment to sustainability is not just a means to enhancing the health, diversity, and strength of the world’s ecosystems but a financially and socially sound best practice as well. The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook helps readers understand what sustainability means, and how they can implement it in their organization. Collecting the wisdom of an outstanding network of experts, the book uses models, tools, case studies, and examples from a wide range of companies to show readers how they can: manage the transition to an eco-friendly culture, foster employee engagement, integrate sustainability into the day-to-day realities of their business and oversee both short-and long-term goals for their sustainability initiatives.
Click here to Order





Effective Multicultural Teams: Theory and Practice (Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation)

By Claire B. Halverson and S. Aqeel Tirmizi
ISBN: 1402086970

Theory and Practice of Multicultural Teams (TPMT) will help students understand the most current theory and practice perspectives relevant to multicultural teams, and apply these theories as team members and/or managers, facilitators and leaders. It is designed for classroom use in management and organizational behavior courses where students at the graduate and certificate level are developing skills to work in teams. It is intended to be a core text but may be used as a supplemental text as well.
Click here to Order







Be BIG: Step Up, Step Out, Be Bold: Daring to Do Our Best Work Together

By Judith H. Katz and Frederick A. Miller
ISBN: 1576754529
Too many people have decided the safest way to get through life is to be small. They've decided it's too dangerous to think big, to speak out, to take risks. But, particularly today, organizations need people to step up. to bring more of themselves to the workplace, to contribute more and have a bigger impact on the success of the organization. This inspiring, charmingly illustrated book challenges each of us to show up more fully as individuals and in our interactions with others, and to find ways to be big together. In straightforward, incisive language Miller and Katz help us understand all of the many, sometimes subtle ways we make ourselves small. They show how we make others small as well, and how these same attitudes can keep us from working together effectively. And they encourage us to nourish new attitudes that will make us, our co-workers, and our organizations bigger.
Click here to Order





Nonprofit Organizations: Principles and Practices

By Thomas P. Holland and Roger A. Ritvo
ISBN: 0231139756
Nonprofit organizations in the United States have exploded over the past two decades, and while many books touch on aspects of these organizations, few directly address the principles and practices incoming workers need to know to become leaders in the field. This volume begins with a history of nonprofits, as well as a discussion of the theories and ethical issues surrounding them, and then provides guidance on how to create, lead, and manage an effective organization. Subsequent chapters cover key issues in human resources; organizational growth and renewal; strategic planning; community relations; fundraising; program evaluation; accountability, particularly financial; and the future of nonprofits. 
Click here to Order




Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn (Harvard Business Review 2006 Reading List)

By Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker
ISBN: 1576753530 

Appreciative intelligence® provides a new answer to what enables successful people to dream up their extraordinary and innovative ideas; why employees, partners, colleagues, investors, and other stakeholders join them on the path to their goals, and how they achieve these goals despite obstacles and challenges. It is not simple optimism. People with appreciative intelligence are realistic and action-oriented—they have the ability to not just identify positive potential but to devise a course of action to take advantage of it.
Click here to Order






Triple Impact Coaching

By Beverley Patwell and Edith Whitfield Seashore
ISBN: 0-9650430-1-0 

Triple Impact Coaching is a cascading or layered approach of coaching from you, the coach, to your clients, and from your clients to the people they work with resulting in benefits for the individual, team and organization. The coaching process begins with understanding your own Use-of-Self as a coach and learning how to be more intentional with your choices to obtain the impact that you need and desire.
Click here to Order





The Handbook of Large Group Methods

By Barbara Benedict Bunker and Billie T. Alban
ISBN: 978-0-7879-8143-3

Large Group Interventions are methods used to gather a whole system together to discuss and take action on the target agenda. That agenda varies from future plans, products, and services, to redesigning work, to discussion of troubling issues and problems. The Handbook of Large Group Methods takes the next step in demonstrating through a series of cases how Large Group Methods are currently being used to address twenty-first-century challenges in organizations and communities today, including:


·         Working with widely dispersed organizations, and the problem of involvement and participation

·         Working with organizations facing a serious business crisis

·         Working with organizations in polarized and politicized environments

·         Working in community settings with diverse interest groups

·         Working at the global level and adapting these methods for cross-cultural use

·         Embedding and sustaining new patterns of working together in organizations and communities


Click here to Order





Built to Change

By Edward Lawler and Christopher Worley
ISBN: 978-0-7879-8061-0
In this groundbreaking book, organizational effectiveness experts Edward Lawler and Christopher Worley show how organizations can be “built to change” so they can last and succeed in today’s global economy. Instead of striving to create a highly reliable Swiss watch that consistently produces the same behavior, they argue organizations need to be designed in ways that stimulate and facilitate change. Built to Change focuses on identifying practices and designs that organizations can adopt so that they are able to change. As Lawler and Worley point out, organizations that foster continuous change


·         Are closely connected to their environments

·         Reward experimentation

·         Learn about new practices and technologies

·         Commit to continuously improving performance

·         Seek temporary competitive advantages


Click here to Order






Covert Processes at Work : Managing the Five Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change

By Robert J. Marshak with Forward by Ed Schein
ISBN: 1576754154
This is the first and only guidebook that specifically outlines methodologies for diagnosing and dealing with all of the "hidden" or covert factors that can subtly sabotage even the most meticulously planned change processes.

Click here to Order







Repairing the Quilt of Humanity

By Deborah Howard
ISBN: 0931761123
The quilt of humanity is in a tattered state, says Deborah Howard, a New York City organization development and diversity consultant. We suffer too much as a result of racism, oppression, and the various ways that power and privilege affect us. Drawing on her own cultural background, she employs the Jewish concept of tikkun olam-healing and repairing the world-to present a provocatively insightful way out of our dilemma. That ideal can be applied both to the overall tattered quilt of humanity and to the individual torn, twisted, and distorted woven cloths that make up this quilt. Mending the quilt of humanity is a lengthy and complicated process. It requires reparation and healing on different levels and in many ways, all of which are necessary for complete equity and justice. Weaving her own story of injustice and oppression into the larger pattern, Deborah Howard gives us an inspiring model to follow. We learn how to weave our own stories into those of the larger society. Finally, she writes about the importance of understanding the essential thread of forgiveness-for ourselves and for others for perpetuating society's inequities.

 Click here to Order






Discovering Your Perfect Career

By Rene Carew
ISBN: 1592572979
Finding the perfect career isn’t easy, but it’s certainly attainable. This guide offers readers the chance to trade in their unsatisfying jobs for fulfilling careers. This book helps them by providing a process of self-assessment that includes questions on personality, talents, values, interests, and goals; advice on how to make a smooth transition from one career to another; and an action plan to take the steps toward landing the perfect career.


Click here to Order






Nameless Organizational Change (2000)

By Glenn P. Allen-Meyer
ISBN: 0967507901
Today's leaders face unprecedented demands for rapid and continual improvement of their organizations. In his organization development practice, author Glenn Allen-Meyer witnesses the way in which leading organizations 'sell' changes to employees for their participation and 'buy-in'. Drawing on this research, "Nameless Organizational Change" offers a new approach for transforming organizations, providing a reliable, revolutionary way to achieve goals and hit performance targets without the expense, stress, and resistance so often experienced during major organizational change.


Click here to Order




If Your Life Were A Business, Would You Invest In It?

By John Eckland and David Kiel 
ISBN: 0-07-141039-2
Challenge: The following material is taken directly from the dust jacket of If Your Life Were A Business, Would You Invest In It?  "Of course you would invest in your life if it were a business, but HOW would you invest? 







Group Process An Introduction to Group Dynamics

By Joseph Luft
ISBN: 0874845424
Discusses laboratory methods of studying interpersonal dynamics, and applies the findings of research on group processes to large organizational environments, clinical psychology, and education.


Click here to Order