A Short Story about Facilitation and consensus

or how to make your meetings not terrible

A story...


Process!

Process and consensus makes your meetings almost fun!

Process and consensus helps you be less -ist, more inclusive, and more community-minded


good process helps your community listen to everyone, not just the loudest.

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Photo: Marie Wegman, from Wikimedia Commons

Marie Wegman

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Great Chicago Fire

facilitator

gatekeeper/temperature taker

notetaker

stack keeper (can be the same as gatekeeper)

Consensus is not a democracy!


there are lots of ways to take consensus.


they don't always have to be slow.   

And what happened next was really interesting!

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In short...


facilitation and consensus will help your groups grow healthfully and help you identify community needs and deal with disruptive behavior.


I am willing to help.

Email me!

jhalperin@mozilla.com

tweet at me!

@little_wow

look at my writing!

http://jennierosehalperin.me


A Short Story about Facilitation and consensus

By Jennie Rose Halperin

A Short Story about Facilitation and consensus

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