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

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New Society Publishers, Apr 26, 2011 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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A step-by-step guide to the most efficient and effective method for participatory group decision-making
 

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Contents

The Principles of ConsensusOriented DecisionMakingCODM
1
The CODM Facilitator Role
11
Final Decision Rules Whats Right for Your Group?
23
CODM Process Overview The Seven Steps
37
Step 1 Framing the Issue
53
Step 2 Facilitating Open Discussion
65
Step 3 Identifying Underlying Concerns
85
Step 4 Collaborative Proposal Development
97
Step 6 Synthesizing a Final Proposal
121
Step 7 Closure
129
Going For Full Agreement Unanimity
139
Resources for Facilitators
157
CODM Crib Sheet
159
Notes
161
Index
163
About the Author
169

Step 5 Choosing a Direction
107

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Tim Hartnett, Ph.D. is a group facilitator, mediator, and family therapist. Tim earned a PhD in psychology studying high conflict families in divorce. He taught group process at John F. Kennedy graduate school. He has combined best practices from the fields of professional facilitation, conflict resolution, and non-violent communication to develop CODM, a model that can help any group find the widespread agreement they need to work together well.

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