Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making: The CODM Model for Facilitating Groups to Widespread Agreement

Hartnett, Tim. Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making: The CODM Model for Facilitating Groups to Widespread Agreement. New Society Publishers, 2013.

This model follows simple steps that people working in a group can use to ensure maximum participation by the members and maximum efficiency. The model is based upon the most successful principles and practices from the field of professional group facilitation. The categories in the model include Key Concepts, Communication Skill Builders, Facilitator Language Guides, Facilitator Tasks, Options to Consider, Shortcuts, and Group Dynamics in Action. The author encourages groups to be creative and not be restricted by this model in their activities; they can modify it depending on the time and context.  The model also includes concepts that make up a fully participatory process such as inclusion, open-mindedness, and empathy.

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