Building United Judgment describes the techniques and skills which groups can apply to make the principles of consensus work effectively. Whether you are new to consensus or a “practiced hand,” whether your group uses consensus in the “classic” form or wants to apply consensus principles to your own decision making structure, this book provides a thorough review of practical methods that can make your efforts work.
A classic introduction to secular consensus, Building United Judgment was recently brought back into print by the Fellowship for Intentional Community. It is an excellent explanation of what it means to make the switch from voting to consensus, and how to unlock the potential of groups working with the whole person. Highly recommended, Building United Judgment is a perfect companion publication to A Manual for Group Facilitators.
Chapters in Building United Judgment include:
A Step-by-Step Process
Attitude and Consensus
Your Participation in Consensus
When Agreement Can’t be reached
The Role of the Group Facilitator
Working with Emotions
Conflict and Problem Solving
Techniques for Group Building
Adaptations for Special Situations
Handling Common Problems