The consensus process

The key for a group working towards consensus is for all members of the group express their needs and viewpoints clearly, recognise their common ground and find solutions to any areas of disagreement.

Conditions for consensus

Different groups use slightly different processes to achieve consensus decisions. However, in every group, there are a few conditions that underpin consensus building…

Who uses consensus?

Consensus is not a new idea. Variations of consensus have been tested and proven around the world and through time.

Why use consensus?

Consensus decision making is based on the idea that people should have full control over their lives and that power should be shared by all rather than concentrated in the hands of a few.

What’s wrong with the democracy we’ve got?

How we make decisions is the key to how our society is organised. It influences every aspect of our lives including our places of work, local communities, health services, and even whether we live in war or peace.

CETS Commits Further Support to Students for Cooperation

Co-operative Education Trust Scotland (CETS) has committed further funding to Students for Cooperation (SfC), becoming the primary sponsor of SfC’s recent Autumn Conference by covering the venue costs and a significant proportion of the conference travel costs. CETS exists to ’embed co-operative values and principles and the co-operative model of enterprise at the heart of …

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Venues and Agenda for the 2014 Autumn Conference

Edinburgh: Friday 31st October – Sunday 2nd November 2014 Overview of conference Registration form Facebook event (invite your friends!) The full agenda can be found below, after the list of venues. Venues Edinburgh University Chaplaincy (EUC) – Potterrow Mandela Centre, Bristo Square, EH8 9AL A core part of the Edinburgh University student community, and where …

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Edinburgh Autumn Conference

Edinburgh, Friday 31st October – Sunday 2nd November Students for Cooperation is a national federation of student co-ops. Join us for our second conference, being held in Edinburgh, for a jam packed agenda of workshops, debates and a chance to meet students from across the country involved in the rapidly expanding student co-op movement! Registration …

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