Toronto Taining: Building Consensus: Making Group Decisions Together

2019 March 20 - 6:30AM to 9:30PM EDT
The Greenpeace Mobilization Hub
Event Type:
Greenpeace Official Training, Workshop or Working Bee
6 persons are going

This training is offered through Tools For Change to help folks in the Toronto region develop skills to champion social, economic, and environmental justice. It is a project of community partners, including OPIRG Toronto, OPIRG York, The Community Action Centre of the Student Association at George Brown College, OCAD Student Union, Greenpeace Canada and No One Is Illegal (NOII). 

>>> All Greenpeace volunteers can attend for FREE. Just click the "partner"  box upon registration. >>>

About The Training: 
Attending, facilitating, and participating in meetings are a major part of movement building. When we make decisions together in meetings, developing a transparent, structured process that focuses on building a shared understanding and making sure everyone involved has a say can mean that whatever we come up with is more creative and more supported by the whole group. Join us as we spend time exploring effective group decision-making in social movement organizations. Together we'll discuss and share strategies for fostering good communication, embracing dissent in our groups, solving disagreements with creative thinking, and addressing informal group hierarchy through intentional, structured group process. This workshop will be especially relevant for groups who are used to using "informal" consensus (aka "basically consensus") as an approach to decision-making, and who tend to have meetings with 3-20 people.

Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 6:30-9:30PM

Location: The Greenpeace Mobilization Hub, 33 Cecil St. Toronto

Accessibility: This is a barrier-free space


About The Trainer: 
Kate Klein is a community-based facilitator and activist. Street theatre, popular education, and creative group process are some favourite tools in her toolkit. She organizes with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network and works at George Brown College as a faculty member in the Transitions to Post-Secondary Education program. Kate has supported a number of groups in developing a decision-making process that works for them, and is personally committed to fighting the good fight against the "tyranny of structurelessness" wherever she goes.