June 11th: Facilitating consensus – one day workshop

Following on from last October’s successful workshop, there’s another chance to explore consensus decision-making and how to facilitate it effectively in groups. Consensus is viewed by many people as one of the most democratic, empowering and transformative decision-making processes in use. Amongst other things, we’ll come to a common understanding if what consensus is, look at some of the common challenges to groups using it successfully and how facilitators can help overcome them. It will be practical and experiential, so come ready to get involved.

Practical details:

The one day workshop will take place on Saturday June 11th, 10.30am to 4.30pm at Friends Meeting House on Queens Road, Leicester.

The workshop’s aimed at those with some experience or understanding of using consensus decision-making, and/or facilitating meetings. If you’re not sure if that’s you, get in touch for a chat.

The workshop facilitator is Matthew Herbert, trainer and facilitator for the Rhizome co-operative. Matthew has been working with consensus for almost 20 years and supporting groups in its use for the last 10. He’s facilitated consensus workshops for co-ops, eco-villages, co-housing projects, activist and community groups, and transition initiatives.

Tea and coffee from 10am for a 10.30am start. Bring vegetarian/vegan food for a bring and share lunch. There are numerous food outlets within easy reach on Queens Road. Donations towards the cost of tea, coffees, snacks, and room hire would be greatly appreciated. There’s no charge for the workshop itself.

It would help to have a rough idea of numbers, so if you think you might attend, get in touch (see below). Don’t worry if you change your mind – you’re not committing yourself to anything by doing so!

Please note the workshop will take place in the Activity Room on the first floor and is accessed via a flight of 15 steps.

Want more info?

Contact Matthew on 0845 458 4776 (local rate) or by emailing matthew_AT_rhizome.coop (replace _AT_ with @)

2 responses to “June 11th: Facilitating consensus – one day workshop

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  2. Maria Franchi

    Would like to attend the consensus decision making workshop

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