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.

Representation of Stakeholding Interests

Representation of stakeholding interests
DavidLaws

The path to becoming a representative in a consensus building process can start with something as simple as glancing at the Sunday paper over a cup of coffee. The Metro section, page 12, lower left. A small article catches your eye. Something about the photograph looks familiar. The headline confirms it: “Mixed use development proposed for hospital grounds.”

The land looks familiar because it's two blocks away, a short walk through the woods that border your neighborhood. It's a place you walk your dog and take the children sledding. You scan the article for more detail. The scope of the proposal brings you up short: 111 luxury townhouses with a private club, 606 units of luxury senior housing with ...

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