There’s a difference between facilitation and decision-making. Facilitators work within the boundaries of the decision-making structure that exists within a group, be it hierarchy, consensus or spokescouncil structures. I find there’s limited content or workshops on decision-making, even though it’s such a crucial subject. Decision-making is essentially about power within a group; who has it, who doesn’t. Decision-making matters.
In order to provide insight into decision-making, I’ve created a handout that documents some of the decision making models typically used with non-profit and all-volunteer organizations. I also cover strategies group use to diagnose and alter their group’s decision-making structure. Please tell me what you think of the content.
I regularly host group decision making workshops through the Tools for Change program. You can also contact me at jessicambell at gmail dot com if you want a workshop tailored to your group. If any of you are interested in designing this handout for me then please send me an email.