Is Consensus the Best Practice?

Posted on May 9, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Special
Best of Communities
The Cream of Our Crop
by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager

Best of Communities Vol V digital compilationBest of Communities Volume V
A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture
$15 in print; $10 digital

The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the very best articles that have appeared over the last 20 years in our flagship publications: Communities magazine and the Communities Directory. We’ve distilled what we consider the most insightful and helpful articles on the topics that you―our readers―have told us you care about most, and have organized them into 15 scintillating collections.

In the fifth volume, we take a look at the common issue of consensus. The compilation starts at the basics, addresses the myths, then offers tools for building consensus practice and tips for facilitating such meetings. Further articles share anecdotes about how it has worked for specific communities or what questions came up along the way. Finally, we address the issue of blocking, which can indefinitely keep a group from further process. And our “team of experts” addresses the advantages and disadvantages of consensus as an effective tool for decision-making.

Learn the ins and outs of consensus, get the whole scoop, and hear all the perspectives in the Best of Communities Volume V: Consensus!

All Best of Communities issues are available in print and digital formats. Or get the entire set for a discounted rate!

Want more? Check out these Communities back-issues for more on the subject:

#155 Diversity (print and digital)
#128 Resolving Conflict in Community (digital only)

#155 Diversity  Resolving Conflictd

And discover our books about Consensus, including:

Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making offers groups and group facilitators a clear and efficient pathway to generating widespread agreement while fostering full participation and true collaboration. 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.

Consensus Oriented Decisionmaking



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