|Re: Consensus Training||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Major (jmajormhz.com)|
|Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 10:22:36 -0600|
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the "Little Yellow Book", entitled "Making Meetings Work" - I forget the authors' names, but I have two copies at home, and you can find it in most bookstores. It's been around since the 70's, and originated the terms "facilitator" and "recorder", I believe. I ran into it at a vegetarian coop restaurant first, then in a Civic Arts Commission process, then ended up using it in three different work environments in high tech! So it's pretty versatile, and VERY convincing on the values of consensus, and how to get there - go dig it up. As far as our group goes, I've noticed that the high level of trust we have in each other goes a long way with achieving consensus (that's why it didn't work very well at the restaurant, with a transient population!). If you give ground now, you can have some faith that someone will remember that later, and give to you when it is important. If you think about it, traditional societies that worked with consensus had many generations of trust and assumptions bound up in the process. Good luck - John Major Wasatch Cohousing Salt Lake City, where we just got final approval from the City Council, after some parliamentary fiddling - whew! What high-anxiety stuff this is... Full speed ahead...
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