Who's turn is it to speak?
We utilize the N-Street model of governance, to establish an atmosphere of listening, communicating, and compromising. Created by N-Street Cohousing in Davis, CA, the system demonstrates that a focus on proposals, discussions, and consensus operates smoothly when a super-majority decision serves as a secondary decision making tool at a later date. Read more here.
In addition to governance, awareness training in communication, interpersonal relationships, and consensus decision making makes for a group who find creative potential in themselves and each other. Everyone is given a chance to speak (or not to speak!). Committees and sub-committees serve to free the rest of the group from constant deliberation over a decision.