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Drivers for Change – Build Consensus

Equity Framework > Drivers for Change > Consensus Building

Consensus based decision making is a way of reaching agreement between all members of a group. Instead of voting for an item and going with the majority of the group’s decision, a group using consensus is committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports, or at least can accept. This approach ensures that all opinions, ideas, and concerns are taken into account. Through listening and learning from each other, groups that build consensus aim to develop proposals that work for everyone.

Adopted from:

  1. Consensus Decision Making, Seeds for Change. Retrieved from

Further Reading / Additional resources

Seed for Change. Consensus Decision Makingt:

Allies for Racial Equity: Consensus Decision-Making Flow Chart

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Seed for Change. Consensus Decision Making: