Tips for having the hard conversations in your group, developed at the 2007 Anti-Oppression Action Camp
You can use this tool creatively, adapting the intensity of the 4 basic principles to different situations, depending on the level of risk being taken in each setting. Some components of these tools may be inappropriate for some settings, and invaluable in others. The more personal risk involved, the more carefully you want to frame the space at the outset, because a secure anchor is the only thing that will enable a process to fly to the heights of its potential.
These guidelines were created by 2007 Action Camp participants and are very adaptable for your co-op meetings.
Education for Social Change, an excerpt from 'Educating for a Change.'
This document provides a guide to parliamentary procedure; what is it? how does it work? what are its advantages and disadvantages?
The following approach to facilitation and decision-making outlined in this document is a modified consensus process which came out of the June 2006 NASCO Board meeting after a good deal of discussion and experimentation with different meeting processes. The process outlined below is something of a hybrid, which attempts to combine some of the clarity and formality of Roberts Rules with the participatory and flexible nature of consensus processes.
Legal responsibilities of a Board of Directors
A list of both positive and negative group roles
A handout on ways to counteract ageism (oppression of young and old people).
Techniques for problem solving in meetings.