Quaker Principles – Collaborative Decision Making, Part 2, the Participants Role

Serving as chair or facilitator of a collaborative meeting calls for a skillset to lead to a consensus embraced by the group. In part 2 of this 3 part series on decision making, David and Jane share tips for success, with a few extra minutes on techniques to deal with disagreements.

Click the image below to hear David Jones and Jane Mack explain how you can contribute to the discussion and the eventual decision of the whole. The entire series is available here.

Reflection Questions

  • What might another participant do to encourage someone to speak up if they are silent and not engaging in a discussion?
  • Describe your experiences with participants supporting a decision outside the group that made the decision.
  • Share your thoughts about the difference between unity and unanimity.

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