A decision-making process that many co-ops use is consensus. Consensus is a process of building united judgment whose purpose is not to avoid conflict but to bring out all opinions and perspectives. Each position has a responsibility to present facts and perceptions which are not being considered, to explain her or his position clearly and rationally, and to question the other positions so as to reach full understanding of their positions.
A packet of resources to help facilitate conflict resolution in your co-op.
A guide to making your committee a productive part of your co-op
A brief guide to the designated roles of members at group meetings.
Make your meetings, workshops, and orientations more fun!
Information on running effective committees
A NASCO approach to a diversity workshop