Consensus Decision Making training day

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Consensus Decision Making training day

Time: May 17, 2012 from 10am to 4pm
Location: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace
City/Town: London
Phone: 02073244775
Event Type: training, course
Organized By: Anna Hughes
Latest Activity: May 1, 2012

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Event Description

Making decisions is an essential part of any organistion: for charities, companies, and community groups, involving staff, stakeholders and members is key to the organisation's success. Whether working with 5 or 1500 people you need to be able to harness the knowledge and imagination of everyone to make quality decision that stick.

This course will help you to take decisions in a way that is constructive and collaborative, that reflect the values and knowledge of everyone, and which build a greater sense of ownership of the final outcomes.

This training day will give you a theoretical framework for thinking about consensus decision-making (CDM), and the practical skills you need to put it into practice. You will be presented with two contrasting approaches to CDM so that you can decide which aspects of each one fit your needs and resources.

The day combines presentations, experiential sessions, group discussions and real life case studies.

The training session will provide:

  • The background to consensus decision-making
  • The values that underpin consensus
  • Common obstacles to effective consensus and techniques for how they can be avoided or dealt with
  • Practical techniques for you to develop your own method
  • Detailed case studies that show how the techniques are used
  • A “consensus clinic” where you work out how to use CDM in your organisation or community.
  • Electronic resources to reinforce what you have learned

Course outcomes

  • Fuller understanding of what consensus decision-making is and is not
  • Clear techniques you can apply immediately
  • A sense of where and how they could be applied in your organisation

Who should attend this course?

Anyone that wants to fully engage their staff, members, stakeholders or the wider community in the decision making process.
Organisations already using CDM include: charities, businesses, campaign groups, NGOs, housing associations, community groups, the United Nations and even football clubs.


£288: Large charities, public sector and businesses
£130: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact us at for further details.

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

For bookings and information please contact Anna on:
Tel: 0207 324 4774

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