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Consensus in heterogeneous groups


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Take decisions in divers heterogenious groups by consensus

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Consensus in heterogeneous groups

  1. 1. openprof.euProject No. 2014-1-LT01-KA202-000562 Take decisions in divers heterogeneous groups by consensus Auxilium pro Regionibus Europae in Rebus Culturalibus (Auxilium) Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation
  2. 2. openprof.euProject No. 2014-1-LT01-KA202-000562 Aims • To overcome Cultural/ethnical, physical, psychical as well as age borders in group discussions. • To make people take decisions democratically, horizontally and participatory in an inclusive and non- discriminatory approach. • To foster dialogue and discussions with equal participation of all participants regardless their age, social background, ethnical origin or religious belonging. • To show clear and ordered, commonly found conclusions to the rest of the group. Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation
  3. 3. openprof.euProject No. 2014-1-LT01-KA202-000562 Activity (1/2) 1. Explain the dynamic Objective: The moderator introduces the dynamic to the group Duration: 3 min 2. Perform the dynamic 2.1. Split the participants into groups to discuss about a theme. (15 min) 2.2. The representative of each group presents the main ideas discussed. (5 min) 2.3. All participants try to reach a consensus and conclusions. (30 min) Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation
  4. 4. openprof.euProject No. 2014-1-LT01-KA202-000562 Aktivität (1/2) 3. Assessment Objective: The moderating person evaluates the dynamic and assesses the group process according to the following questions which are discussed inthe group:  Did everyone got to participate?  Did everyone feel to have been heard?  Did anyone feel excluded, disregarded, patronised?  Did anyone put himself/herself excessively in the center?  Who were those affected? Elderly; younger people; group members with a different ethnical, cultural origin; people who are less capable of the language used in discussion; peopele with physical or psychological impairments etc.? Haben sich alle geleichermaßen in der Gruppe akzeptiert gefühlt?  Was the group dyncamic influenced by a hirachical structure?  Was it a group discussion where in the end all participants met on an equal footage and potentials and ressources of everyone could be taken advantage of? Duration: 20 min Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation
  5. 5. openprof.euProject No. 2014-1-LT01-KA202-000562 To take decisions in a by diversity characterised group by consensus requires to fulfil previous conditions: • Common goal: Everyone who attends the meeting must have a common interest. • Commitment to consensus: Consensus requires commitment, patience, tolerance and a willingness to put the group above. • Enough time. • Clear process: It is essential that the entire group understands the process using the meeting. • Good dynamic and active participation: appoint one or more moderators. Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation
  6. 6. openprof.euProject No. 2014-1-LT01-KA202-000562 Produced by Auxilium in the framework of Erasmus+ project “Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation” This project has been funded by Erasmus + programme of the European Union. This OER reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.