Consensus Decision making is a creative and dynamic way of reaching agreement between all members of a group.
Everyone who shows up gets a say on how we do things.
It is a commitment to finding a solution that everyone actively supports - or at lease can agree to move forward with. It ensures that all opinions, ideas, and concerns are taken into account.
In consensus decision making
Dissent is valued
Having diversity is important to ensure we make the best decisions that work for everyone
Marginalised voices can be centred
Creative solutions can be found
We can actively dismantle patriarchy and other power structures
Everyone can take ownership of decisions
We encourage people to grow, take on leadership, and flourish
How we do consensus
We actively talk about out values
We actively work on our group culture- establish norms, goals, and are upfront about them
We intentionally build our relationships and trust in groups
We all practice our facilitation skills