Consensus Decision Making on the Fly

June 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm

The Tower
778 Barton St E

This workshop is a crash course in consensus decision making for those who also like making trouble! Welcome all activists, organizers, and those new to the work.

We will be going through a basic rundown of why consensus is a great model, when it should be used, and then the basics of how. We will emphasize how to make these kinds of decisions quickly and possibly in the middle of tense situations. We will touch on what makes a good facilitator and the importance of having one in your crew.

If time allows – and people are willing – we can run through a couple fun scenarios too. All skill levels are welcome.

A Note on Accessibility: The Tower has a manual front door – measuring 33 inches wide – with no steps leading in to the main space. The Tower washroom is an individual stall open to all genders. However, this washroom is located down a flight of stairs in the basement. There is a McDonald’s across the street with gendered, accessible washrooms that visitors to our space use often and without issue. Children are welcome at this event and are free to be children. This is a sober event, which means there won’t be any alcohol or drugs consumed in the space. If you have used before coming, that is okay as long as you do not disrupt the experience of other participants.