Member Education & Training
"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.
The handout from the Institute 2013 Fair Housing workshop.
'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
Berkeley Student Cooperative "Manager Accountability" orientation video.
In the co-ops, some members are elected to be managers at their house. These managers specialize in coordinating different parts of the house's operations, such as food service, maintenance, or social activities.
Berkeley Student Cooperative "Member Responsibilities" orientation video.
As a co-op resident, there are a few basic responsibilities asked of all members that allow the organization to be member-run in a sustainable way.