Consensus Workshop with Eric Romann next Tuesday

Consensus Decision-Making Flowchart - from Wikipedia - click for larger version

From 6:30pm to 9pm next Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Eric Romann will be teaching a Facilitation and Consensus Training at Los Angeles Eco-Village.

Requested fee is $10-20, with no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP requested. Full details after the jump.

Facilitation & Consensus Process Training at L.A. Eco-Village
with Eric Romann, L.A. Eco-Villager Facilitation Team Member, and Labor Strategy Center/Bus Riders Union Organizer

This introduction to the consensus decision-making process will be a start toward, or a review of, skills needed to be an effective participant or facilitator in meetings using the consensus process.

Topics covered will include:
–  What groups should use consensus
–  Agenda planning
–  Presenting proposals
–  Discussing concerns and issues
–  Go-arounds, stacks, straw polls, surveys and small group discussion
–  When is a group ready to make a decision
–  Consensing, standing aside, blocking
–  Modified consensus

Eric uses an informal and collaborative approach, using role plays and group feedback.

People with all levels of experience or new to the consensus process are welcome.

About Eric
A Bus Riders Union organizer focusing on transit policy and campaign research, Eric is also Producer for the Strategy Radio show “Voices from the Frontlines” on KPFK 90.7 FM. Eric graduated from the Strategy Center’s National School for Strategic Organizing (NSSO) in 2008. He lived for 9 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was active in immigrant rights, international solidarity and anti-violence organizing with organizations including La Raza Centro Legal and Generation FIVE. Having practiced consensus decision-making in political collectives, activist affinity groups, and intentional communities for over 10 years, Eric joined the L.A. Eco-Village earlier this year, and is an active member of the Facilitation Team.  He grew up in New Jersey, received a BA from Amherst College, and is fluent in Spanish.

Fee:   $10-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Reservations required:  213/738-1254 or crsp [at]


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