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Facilitating a consensus meeting section 1: Consensus principles, decision-making dynamics, and the role of the facilitator
Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - Sep 29, 2014 @ 10:30 pm| Free
Facilitating a consensus meeting section 1: Consensus principles, decision-making dynamics and the role of facilitator
Facilitation is an art. Moving a group from agenda creation to concrete decisions and clear action-items requires proper methods and a lot of experience. In utopian-inspired groups and the left in general, the most common form of decision-making is some form of participatory democracy, usually consensus. Using Kaner, Lind, Toldi, Fisk, and Berger’s, “Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-making” as a text, this two-part workshop will cover meeting dynamics, roles and skills required of an effective facilitator in a consensus model. In section 1, we will examine principles central to consensus decision-making, idealized and actual decision-making dynamics, and the role that a facilitator should and shouldn’t play. This workshop is interactive, relying on the experiences of participants in order to provide context and deeper understanding to this critical process. In other words, your participation is as valid as it is necessary in order to create a successful learning environment. In order to distribute the text before the meeting, please RSVP by sending an email to email@example.com.