Consensus, Facilitation, & Liberation
The Consensus Process is much more than a decision-making tool. It is a creative process, the outcome of which is a synthesis of the raw materials and ideas of each person who participates. It is a radical group process method which rejects hierarchical forms of decision-making. This workshop focuses on consensus as a revolutionary and liberating practice, examines the principles and practices that bring about successful use of consensus, and explores its potential as an organizing tool through group discussions, storytelling and games.
The CFL workshop is an introductory workshop on Consensus Decision Making and Group Facilitation. Thanks to the original members of the Signals Collective, who collaboratively developed the curriculum: Autumn Brown, Danielle Sered, David Graeber, Elliott Liu, Samuel Conway, Steve McFarland, and Stuart Rockefeller.