Consensus

The BCCCS practices consensus decision-making. This is a process that allows all voices to be heard and all concerns to be addressed when decisions are being made.

BCCCS Consensus Manual

The model of consensus-decision making that we use is outlined in our Consensus Manual. Consensus training workshops are provided for all staff and Board members.

This manual has been assembled to provide staff, Board members, and members with a common basis for developing and utilizing effective group decision-making techniques. It describes the decision-making process to be utilized within the Society’s Board of Directors, Core Group, Staff Circle (staff meetings), Standing and Special Task Circles, and in other group decisions.

Other Sources for Information about Consensus Decision-making

Consensus decision-making on Wikipedia
Tree Bressen’s resources and links
Tree Bressen’s consensus topics
Consensus is Not Unanimity: Making Decisions Co-operatively
Seeds for Change consensus resources
Robert’s Rules vs. Quaker-based Consensus
Consensus decision-making at NATO
Consensus As a Democratic Tool