Facilitation and Consensus Decision Making Guides

Consensus is an inclusive and participatory model of decision making and has historically been used by activists since the 1950s. The Latin root of the word is consentire, 'con' meaning together and 'sentire' meaning to feel. Consensus allows a group to think and feel together about the conclusion that should be reached.

This guide will address

What is consensus?

Why is it preferable to voting?

How to facilitate

Tips and tricks for larger groups