This handout is from Laird Schaub's (Fellowship for Intentional Community) workshop titled "Consensus 101" at NASCO Institute 2013.
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 is from Philly Stands Up! at NASCO Institute 2010.
This document contains a cover letter describing the intention and purpose of the workshop, the workshop outline, and some notes on what the group brainstormed. This workshop was created by Kate "Sassy" Sassoon for 10-30 participants.
These handouts were contributed by Will Travers for a two-part workshop on Land Rights and Nonviolence at NASCO's 2008 Cooperative Education and Training Institute. Part One covers the Land Gift Movement in India and Part Two covers Nonviolent Action in Modern Movements.
Developed by CANBRIDGE - a process collective - (Consensus And Network Building Resolving Impasse and Developing Group Effectiveness)
Table of Contents
1. What this workshop is; what it isn’t
2. What is conflict?
3. Why work on it at all?
4. Why work in the dynamic moment?
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.