The Inter Cooperative Council at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor uses a modified consensus process, called "Kwunsensus," for their board decision making. This process was created by and named after an ICC member. This document is an excerpt from the ICC standing rules, which includes an overview of the process, a table to guide with decision making, and a process flowchart.
"Cooperation Begins With You: An orientation handbook for student housing cooperative boards of directors."
Written by Karin Evans for the North American Students of Coopration, Copyright 1981.
This handout is from Laird Schaub's (Fellowship for Intentional Community) workshop titled "Consensus 101" at NASCO Institute 2013.
'Fist to Five' is a tool for gauging support for a proposal or idea in groups that engage in consensus-based decision making. This document describes the 'Fist to Five' process in detail. For more information, see: 'Fist to Five' Activity.
Reproduced without permission from The New School, 38 York St, Kennebunk ME 04043.
Steps to Reaching Consensus - Fist to Five Activity.
'Fist to Five' is a tool for gauging support for a proposal or idea in groups that engage in consensus-based decision making. This activity and chart are useful for demonstrating how 'Fist to Five' is used in a meeting. For more information, see: 'Fist to Five' Voting and Consensus.
Table of Contents
1 What do you do when a dispute arises?
2 Communication Styles
3 Positive Group Roles
4 Negative Group Roles
5 Effective Meetings: Designated Meeting Roles
7 Influence in Groups
8 Sample Agenda
9 Meeting Evaluation Sheet
10 The Four Roles of a Facilitator
11 Facilitation Tools
This handout is useful for members of cooperative & non-profit boards of directors and includes: Co-op Board Member Job Description; Roles & Responsibilities; Legal Responsibilities of the Board of Directors; Proposal Writing; and Communication Basics.
A guide to why consensus is used among co-ops, and how it is effectively used and facilitated.