Participatory Decision Making

Venue: Wongsanit Ashram

(Pracha Hutanuwatr and ALT Team)

The revitalization and creation of new forms of regenerative community will require frameworks for governance and decision making that ensure broad participation and power sharing. In other words there is a need to find a good dynamic balance of participation and leadership in different contexts. Inclusive, creative decision-making processes honour all voices and view objections as gifts and opportunities for growth and emergence of new strategies and ideas. Over 4 days we will explore and participate in models of participatory decision making that facilitate conscious collaboration and empower collective intelligence to achieve shared agreements, values, aims and objectives.

Learning Goal

To raise awareness and facilitation skills for working with governance and decision making, through power sharing and participation.

 Learning Outcomes

 Participants will:

  • gain practical experience in a range of participatory decision making skills
  • understand the power dynamics and leadership styles across diverse groups of decision-makers
  • engage in deeper exploration of conscious collaboration and collective intelligence at individual and group levels

 

Recommended Readings and Websites:

 Books: 

Ted J Rau (Author), Jerry Koch-Gonzalez (Author), (2018), Many Voices One Song: Shared Power with Sociocracy, Institute for Peaceable Communities, Inc.

PDF’s:

Paul A. Cunningham (2014),Exploring the efficacy of consensus-based decision-making: A pilot study of the Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Ireland. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265857523_Exploring_the_efficacy_of_consensus-based_decision-making_A_pilot_study_of_the_Cloughjordan_Ecovillage_Ireland
 

Articles:

‘A very brief introduction to sociocracy’. Retrieved from: https://medium.com/@Harri_Kaloudis/a-brief-introduction-to-sociocracy-a0770f220937