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Facilitating a consensus meeting section 2: Fundamental skills of facilitation
Oct 2, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
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 2, we will discuss and practice fundamental skills of facilitation, including, but not limited to: Paraphrasing, mirroring, and tracking with an explicit critical race, gender, and identity analysis. 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 reading before or during the workshop, please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org