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Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
Consensus Decision-Making Workshop
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These 22 slides accompanied a workshop that focused on teaching the basics of a consensus process that uses cooperative dialogue. It also covered techniques for an efficient council and tools for …

These 22 slides accompanied a workshop that focused on teaching the basics of a consensus process that uses cooperative dialogue. It also covered techniques for an efficient council and tools for effective community engagement.

The participants were parents interested in forming a school council, but could be useful for any group interested in using a consensus based approach for their collective decision-making.

Handouts from the workshop are available for download at http://cooptools.ca/groveworkshopsept29

Dotmocracy materials are available at www.Dotmocracy.org

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    • 1. Consensus Decision-Making
      Grove Community School - Parent Council Training Workshop
    • 2. Agenda
      Introduction
      Who's Here?
      Consensus Basics
      Dialogue for Consensus
      Techniques for an Efficient  Council
      Tools for Effective Community Engagement
      Community Meeting Scenario
      Next Steps
      Parents can talk to grade reps (OPTIONAL)
    • 3. Introduction
      Workshop Goal: Skills building among parents
      Plan to create a Parent Council
    • 4. Introduction
      Jason Diceman
      &
      Simone Arsenault-May
    • 5. Who’s Here?
    • 6. What is Consensus?
      Democratic form of group decision-making that works best in small groups (less than 15).
      Process: Creative and cooperative discussion of ideas and opinions.
      Goal: Find the best solution that everyone can live with.
      Equal opportunity to participate.
      Promote the growth of community and build trust.
    • 7. What Consensus is Not
      Not necessarily unanimous agreement with 100% enthusiastic satisfaction.
      Not voting on competing options (e.g. Robert’s Rules).
      Not debating or bargaining to win your view.
      Not going with the lowest common denominator.
      Silence interpreted as consent.
      Not just going along with ‘the leader’.
    • 8. Your Definition
      Your group will create and agree upon your own working definition of consensus, and when and how other kinds of decision-making will be used e.g. voting, delegation.
    • 9. Basic Steps of Consensus
      Introduction: Presentation of issue to be addressed.
      Clarification: Questions and information gathering.
      Dialogue: Discussion of ideas and opinions towards the formation of a proposal.
      Address Concerns: Ask for concerns with proposal and seek solutions.
      Call for Consensus: Each member states their level of support for proposal.
      If lacking support, further dialogue is likely required.
      Option to use alternative decision-making (e.g. delegate, vote).
      Shelve the decision to be addressed at a later date.
    • 10. Levels of Support
    • 11. Using Alternative Decision-Making
      Conditions for using other forms of decision-making need to be determined in advance.
      Participants should be sincerely seeking consensus, not sabotaging in order to force a vote.
      When the decision at hand is very subjective it might be better to delegate.
      When urgent decisions are required it may be better to delegate.
    • 12. Dialogue for Consensus
      Role Playing Dialogue vs. Debate:
      What should be our special lunch day menu?
    • 13.
    • 14. Tips for an Efficient  Council
      Hard working and cooperative individuals
      Experienced meeting chair person
      Consistent use of a discussion email list (e.g. Yahoo Groups, Google Groups)
      Up-to-date documentation on the web(e.g. Google Sites, WikiSpaces.com)
      Simple web tools to help schedule meetings (e.g. Doodle.com, MeetingWizard.com)
    • 15. Methods for Community Messages
      Email list / e-newsletter
      Up-to-date website
      Take home letters
      Posters
      Bulletin Boards
    • 16. Techniques for Community Engagement
      ‘One-window’ contacts
      One person and set of contact details responsible for managing communication to and from the council
      Promotes consistency and group accountability
      Speak w/one voice - avoid conflicting messages
      Online Surveys (e.g. SurveyMonkey.com)
    • 17. Techniques for Community Engagement
      Forums
      Open House Events
      Study Circles
    • 18. Dotmocracy Sheets
    • 19. Dotmocracy Wall
    • 20. Dotmocracy Wall
    • 21. Community Meeting Scenario
      DEMONSTRATIONUse Dotmocracy sheets to recognize agreements concerning:
      What should our policy be for what students can take to school?
    • 22. Next Steps
      Slides to be posted at www.cooptools.ca/groveworkshopsept29

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