River City Housing Collective's visual for hand signals. This is reviewed during an information session with prospective members, and whoever is facilitating a meeting where a new member is present will review the hand signals before the meeting starts.
This workshop takes us beyond in-person meetings into the world of virtual meeting facilitation. In this slide deck, we will provide best practices for virtual facilitation and tools to build consensus within the group. This includes exercises to try out facilitation tools with group discussions.
Below, are the recordings for NASCO Institue 2020 sessions by room. Please share lessons learned with your cooperatives and communities.
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Print out this meeting hand signals infographic to hang in your meeting space or to pass around before meetings to ensure that members are on fair footing when participating in group discussions.
"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.
'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.