Session 3

In this session, you will make two or even three decisions by consent. You have already used consent rounds in elections, now you will use consent decision-making for policy. All decisions that make a general statement, more general than just a case-by-case decision, are policy.

  • Consent decision-making for policy
  • What are objections, and how do we deal with them?

Sociocratic tools you will know about after this session (in all sessions completed so far):

Session 3 preparation (optional)

activityreference materialest. time
PrintPackage session 3
Reading on consentReading on the consent process20 min
Video on the consent processVideo showing the consent process20 min
Reading in Many
Voices One Song
Consent process: sections 3.3.2 (second part), p. 109-12020 min
Consent: section 3.2: p. 81-9120 min
Objections: section 3.5, p. 122-129.20 min

Session video

Session 3 activities (total meeting time: 90min)

activityreference materialest. time
check-invideo10 min
consent processvideo and decision-making sheet20 min
reaction roundvideo, (facilitator for rounds)15 min
aims and objectionsvideo15 min
consent process(facilitator for rounds, use decision-making sheet!)15 min
questions(facilitator for rounds)5 min
meeting evaluation(facilitator for rounds)
write down open questions and feedback
10 min

Session 3 enrichment (optional)

Session 3 follow-up with coach

activityreference materialest. time
meet with coach: leaderFor groups that have booked a coach: put your feedback in this form. You will then receive an email to make a new appointment to talk about session 3 and to prepare session 4.30min