Group Decision Making Bundle
Many Voices Once Song: Shared Power with Sociocracy
by Ted J Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
We begin the bundle with a recently published book functioning as a detailed manual for implementing sociocracy, an egalitarian form of governance also known as dynamic governance. Originated in the Netherlands, Sociocracy is a consent-based governance that allows everyone in the group equal voice and power through circular, rather than linear, hierarchy.
This book includes step-by-step descriptions for structuring organizations and decision-making as well as illustrated diagrams & tables, examples, lists, skits, and stories from the field. You can not only read but see how this process works and get started putting it into practice.
Consensus Oriented Decision Making:
The CODM Model for Facilitating Groups to Widespread Agreement
By Tim Hartnett
Next we look at consensus oriented decision making, a process that encourages shared ownership of group decisions through effective communication skills, conflict resolution techniques, and insight into complex group dynamics.
Whether you are a designated facilitator or an active participant, understanding this powerful framework will help you contribute to the success of your group and reap the rewards that effective group cooperation can bring.
Head, Heart & Hands: Lessons in Community Building
By Shari Leach
Moving into the realm of cohousing communities, this hands-on activity book not only addresses how a group makes decisions, but also offers tools and guidance for a group moving through various stages of forming and development.
While it is geared toward cohousing groups, many of its concepts and activities can be used with non-cohousing groups as well. Any community getting started or well established can benefit from the concepts and activities found in this invaluable book.
Group Works Cards Deck:
A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings
Created by the Group Pattern Language Project
Lastly, we offer the Group Works cards deck designed to support your process as a group convener, planner, facilitator, or participant. Includes 91 full-color cards, a five-panel explanatory insert, and an accompanying booklet.
Cards can be used as multiple options for games, a teaching or facilitation aid, personal study tool, or to explore intersections among varied facilitation methods.
Retail value of these special items total over $100. Receive the 3 books & card deck at this bundle offer for just $80, a 25% off discount.