Seeds of Change Consensus Decision-Making Handout

Seeds of Change has developed a neat consensus decision-making guide.  The practical guide covers the basics, including:

  • an overview of the consensus process
  • consensus in small and large groups
  • and trouble-shooting issues, such as dealing with difficult people.

The one small issue I have with the guide is it’s assumption that consensus is the best decision-making method for groups (I think different groups need to find the method that works for them, and some forms of consensus can be extremely difficult for large groups or groups dealing with a big influx of new people.). Still, that assumption doesn’t detract from the value of the information.