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May 27

May 27 – Roundtable Discussion on Consensus Decision Making with Harvey Baker

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Posted by The Cumberland Green River Bioregional Council

If you run meetings of a church group, a county commission, a homeowners association, a nonprofit association, a professional society, a school board, or a trade union – the odds are you are using the Robert’s Rules of Order (wikipedia link) as a guide for conducting meetings and making decisions as a group. The Robert’s Rules of Order manual was first published in 1876 by U.S. Army officer Henry Martyn Robert, who adapted the rules and practice of Congress to the needs of non-legislative societies. This book continues to be “the most widely used reference for meeting procedure and business rules in the English-speaking world.”

While Robert’s Rules of Order are still appropriate for many groups and associations, more and more organizations look for alternatives that ensure that the voices of minorities are heard as much as the voices of the majority during the decision making process. The Nashville Peace and Justice Center, for example, decided to put in its By-Laws the principles of a modified consensus. If you are interested in learning more about this relatively new system and/or share your experience, you are invited to a Roundtable Discussion on Consensus Decision Making with Harvey Baker on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the zoom link below. You are also welcome to watch it live-streamed on the the Nashville Peace and Justice Facebook page.

Harvey Baker is a long-time expert on consensus and intentional communities and has extensive experience with consensus meeting facilitation. There will be time for Q&A and discussion. Please share YOUR experiences and perspectives!

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This Roundtable will be recorded for those who cannot attend it on May 27. We encourage you to attend the live discussion and weigh in with your opinions and experiences.


May 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cumberland Green Bioregional Council