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1. Questioning "Consensus" Decision-Making (score: 59)
Author: Dan Suchman <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 16:31:41 -0500
In several of the thoughtful responses I received on the subject of "Base Model" Cohousing, people questioned or criticized my treatment of consensus decision-making as an "option", rather than an es...

2. Re: bibliography (score: 51)
Author: Tree Bressen <>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 11:54:57 -0800 (PST)
Hi Lynne, We would like to include a bibliography on cohousing in our packet. Could any of you out there who have read a favorite book on cohousing or building community,(could also include books abo...

3. RE: Concerning Consensus and established CoHo communities (score: 49)
Author: Tree Bressen <>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:48:36 -0800 (PST)
Dear Saille, I am looking for information concerning consensus practices in established CoHo groups. If anyone can provide information, I'd be very grateful. 1. Are there any established communities...

4. Responding to request for recommended decision-making methods (score: 46)
Author: Diana Leafe Christian <>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 13:36:48 -0700 (PDT)
Hello, This is a belated response to Alan Weiner of Village Hill Cohousing in Northampton, who recently asked for recommendations for decision-making methods and resources. I hope you dont mind my re...

5. What's the Consensus on Consensus? (score: 43)
Author: Diane Simpson <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 21:31:21 -0500
In March of this year Shava Nerad wrote: "I have seen a number of groups (proto-cohousing, collectives, boards of directors of nonprofits) who have tried to operate under consensus without having the...

6. Re: Consensus and inclusion (FWD) (score: 40)
Author: Kevin Wolf <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 95 17:07 CST
I think the discussion below is excellent and worthy of sharing with others interested in consensus decision making. I would like to know the protocal for this to be forwarded to other lists, and for...

7. Individual vs. the group in consensus process (score: 39)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 08:09:15 -0600 (MDT)
Elizabeth argued (I think) that the good of the group is not a requirement for consensus. Let me put this another way, a group of people that only consider, and primarily negotiate from their own int...

8. Consensus Definitions [was We ditched consensus (score: 39)
Author: Sharon Villines <>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 07:31:26 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 14, 2013, at 10:03 AM, Racheli Gai <racheli [at]> wrote: Not sure what the GM is but here it becomes a problem when teams are the only way to get an item on an agenda. We h...

9. Re: Consensus and inclusion (FWD) (score: 38)
Author: Fred H Olson WB0YQM <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 95 09:08 CST
I have been involved in a consensus-based committee which has met regularly for five years. During those years, we evolved the following rules about absentee members: First of all, we understand that...

10. RE: Consensus-A Time to Rethink? (score: 38)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 95 17:59 CST
Tom Moench asks: I believe there are at least two prerequisites for a group to use consensus. It is my belief that groups which do not have these two prerequisites are making a mistake by using conse...

11. Re: Objections in Consensus [was: principle vs preference / Formal Consensus (score: 38)
Author: Tree Bressen <>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 23:44:14 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Racheli, Sharon, & folks, Tree wrote (in part): Racheli wrote: This isn't actually accurate. It's true that Butler sees the power to block as belonging to the group (while what an individual does...

12. Re: Consensus (score: 37)
Author: Stephen Lewin-Berlin <>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 94 12:16 CST
Your distinction between 'active' and 'passive' consensus is interesting, but I don't think that group process splits into quite such clean categories. Most groups use different processes (consciousl...

13. On Consensus & Concepts of Consensus (score: 37)
Author: Sharon Villines <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 09:58:11 -0600
I have found it helpful in discussion with groups confronting a difficult consensus decision to think of a consensus decision as a two stage decision--first, what do I want or think is best, and seco...

14. RE: Concerning Consensus and established CoHo communities (score: 37)
Author: Eileen McCourt <>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 17:51:46 -0800 (PST)
Norm, don't forget resistance to change, harboring resentments, and dramatic overstatement as some of the communication problems we are struggling with at OCC. Eileen McCourt Oak Creek Commons Paso R...

15. RE: Concerning Consensus and established CoHo communities (score: 37)
Author: Alexander Robin A <>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 14:32:26 -0800 (PST)
This is a very sad tale. It sounds like the community has disintegrated at this point and some emergency healing work needs to be done. If I were facing this, I would make rebuilding a sense of commu...

16. Re: Consent or Consensus (score: 37)
Author: Sharon Villines <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 09:07:38 -0700 (PDT)
This link is to an excellent discussion about Consent and how different it is in practice from consensus.,consensus.htm Thank you, Maggie for recording this....

17. Re: Concerning Consensus and established CoHo communities (score: 36)
Author: normangauss <>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 17:07:12 -0800 (PST)
Here at Oak Creek Commons on the Central California Coast, we are battling individual desires vs. community desires. The first residents moved here about a year ago and others moved in over the cours...

18. Re: Objections in Consensus [was: principle vs preference / Formal Consensus (score: 36)
Author: Sharon Villines <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 04:56:11 -0700 (PDT)
Personally i see the Stand Aside option as an extremely useful part of the consensus process. It allows someone to gracefully step aside for the group to proceed, while having their concerns taken ve...

19. Consensus as primrary decision-making method w/voting back-up (score: 36)
Author: Diana Leafe Christian <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:24:12 -0800 (PST)
Hello, I'm responding to Sharon Villines' response to Willow Murphy's question about a voting back-up for the consensus process. (I recommend using a supermajority_voting back-up, like 85% or 90% Yes...

20. Re: Consensus - a Time to Rethink? (FWD) (score: 35)
Author: Fred H Olson WB0YQM <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 95 13:11 CST
Tom Moench MOENCH [at] AOL.COM is the author of this message but due to a listserv problem it was posted by the COHOUSING-L sysop. ** FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS ** Oh goodie! Thanks, Rob, for opening...

21. RE: Consensus vs Majority Voting (score: 35)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 06:54:12 -0600 (MDT)
I have had the privilege of watching over 400 consensus groups work their process. And I have visited and watched well over 100 intentional communities work their process. I spent five years as a gro...

22. consensus and majority vote (score: 35)
Author: Tree Bressen <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 00:42:00 -0600 (MDT)
Hi folks, Naturally i couldn't resist jumping in on this fascinating--for "process" folks at least!--thread. I feel much resonance with "pieces of the truth" presented by Rob, Racheli, and others. I...

23. Re: Consensus in cohousing (score: 35)
Author: Mac &amp; Sandy Thomson <>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 13:28:52 -0600 (MDT)
Becky, I think to conclude that older communities that haven't responded to your question have abandoned consensus will lead you to a false conclusion. Maybe you were just trying to provoke more resp...

24. RE: Consensus-A Time to Rethink? (score: 34)
Author: TomMOENCH <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 95 13:40 CST
1/20/95 I have been fascinated by consensus and unanimity since I began managing through it some 15 years ago. Cohousing and the difficulties around what it calls "consensus" were a surprise to me in...

25. Consensus Fallbacks (score: 34)
Author: Sherri Rosenthal <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 19:03:11 -0600
I think this is a very important question. I am very uncomfortable with the process suggested as a work-around for blocked consensus of having a vote to decide "the legitimacy" of the position of the...

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