A Community Foundation initiative
Online Consensus Decision making
Consensus decision making is designed to support collective determination of outcomes, working towards the maximum degree of consensus on a favoured proposal in order to achieve the greatest degree of support. Online consensus decision making utilises online systems to facilitate the refinement of, and voting on, options.
Community visioning encompasses a range of approaches that enable members of a community to generate ideas for improving or enhancing the place where they live, and to develop a shared vision and action plan for change as a result.
Citizen juries are participatory processes used to consider issues of local or national concern, with the jury hearing from expert ‘witnesses’ before agreeing a solution or recommendation to be passed on to the relevant decision makers. The process is especially useful where there is a desire for a consensus or a clear way forward on a particular issue, but where various evidence or information needs to be evaluated in detail first.
Local and Global Civic Innovation Tools
Top Tips For Civic Innovation
There are many voluntary and statutory organisations which can provide help and support as you try to understand more about the decision-making processes that affect your life, and as you work to engage more with them.
Involve key stakeholders
Ensure you involve your key stakeholders
Ensure that those you have involved in your processes are kept informed of what progress is (or is not) being made. Even if there is no news, let people know. Follow up is essential for keeping people interested and willing to engage further.