A Consensus Handbook
Co-operative decision-making for activists, co-ops and communities
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A Consensus Handbook, Paperback, 228pp, A5, illustrated. ISBN: 978-0-9575871-0-6
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Over a decade's worth of experience of facilitating, training and skillsharing consensus by the Seeds for Change co-operatives has been distilled into this 180 page handbook.
More and more groups are using consensus to make decisions, and awareness of the advantages of consensus are seeping into mainstream consciousness. In the UK the Camp for Climate Action introduced thousands to the process, and Occupy groups all over the world began experimenting with different ways of reaching consensus in 2011.
In A Consensus Handbook we explain the spirit and philosophy of co-operative decision making as well as providing practical guidance on how to facilitate a consensus process. We look at common situations and explain the skills and tools your group can use to ease the path to a decision. We've included material on some of the pitfalls and problems you and your group may face - and have provided some suggestions of how to deal with them!
Whether you're new to consensus or are experienced; whether you think it's the best way to make decisions or are struggling to make it work: A Consensus Handbook is for you.
How to order A Consensus Handbook
We are now taking orders for the book
If you would like to order a copy of this book then send a cheque or postal order (payable to Seeds for Change Lancaster Co-operative), or stamps to us at:
You can also order A Consensus Handbook from your local bookshop (RRP £6.00). Ask them for:
PS - also available in Russian
A group called Radical Theory and Practice has translated the handbook into Russian: Настольная книга по консенсусy.
A Consensus Handbook: the guide to consensus and facilitation