"Excellent - clear guidance, thoughtful reflection on power and conflict" - THE GUARDIAN (UK)
A practical guide to facilitating consensus decision making
The essential manual for grassroots organising by Seeds for Change, one of the leading activist training collectives
This book explains the spirit and philosophy of co-operative decision making, and gives practical, easy to read guidance on the theory and practice of facilitating a consensus process. A Consensus Handbook looks at common situations and explains the skills and tools your group can use to ease the path to a decision.
Skills and tools for facilitation and decision makingSmall and large groupsFace to face or virtual meetingsSpirit and philosophy of consensus decision makingTroubleshoot your consensus process - a guide to dealing with common pitfalls and problemsConsensus in the wider world - how can consensus decision making be used outside small groups?
Whether you're new to consensus or are experienced; whether you think it's the best way to make decisions or are struggling to make it work: this book is for you!