April 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – April 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Jubilee! Community Church
46 Wall St
NC 28801

Reflect a Diversity of Voices in
Decision-making using the Principle of Consent

by Michelle  Smith, Circle Forward Partners

If we are to create a world that works for all (including the Earth and non-human species) we’ll need more than spiritual practice, more than green technologies, more than conversations about inclusivity.  We must acquire the skill-sets for making decisions as a community that allow for including all voices, addressing power dynamics and creating adaptive strategies.

Decision-making by Consent allows us  to create fundamental systems-level change in our social, economic and political lives together. Using consent-based decision-making particularly fits the missions of intentional communities, spiritual communities, churches, cooperatives, and multi-organizational networks who need to create a culture of inclusivity.

In 21st Century decision-making, it’s time to move beyond the options of majority rule or consensus. Now, as our culture grows much more complex in its diversity, we have a third option: Consent.

Circle Forward is a system of collaborative governance based on decision-making by consent, which allows for making quick decisions, addressing power dynamics and  creating adaptive strategies. Join us for this lively presentation and practice.

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