The Consensus Building Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement
SAGE Publications, Aug 9, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1176 pages
This handbook on group decision-making for those wanting to operate in a consensus fashion stresses the advantages of informal, common sense approaches to working together. It describes how any group can put these approaches into practice, and relates numerous examples of situations in which such approaches have been applied.
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Techniques and Strategies
Conducting a Conflict Assessment
Designing a Consensus Building Process
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