When Decision-Making gets Stuck

Dates & Location

28th February: Shirley House, St Andrews Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL

29th March, St Werburghs Community centre, Horley Road, St Werburghs
Bristol, BS2 9TJ

When Decision-Making gets Stuck

Almost all groups have moments when they’re going round in circles while trying to make a decision. This can feel like a waste of time, and can drain the group of its energy. Sometimes people resign themselves to this way of working, but it doesn’t have to be like this! There are ways to get out of this stuck place, and into making decisions that work for everyone.

This evening is about developing your resources to support groups in making strong collaborative decisions, even when it looks hopeless. Through experiential exercises and discussion, we’ll explore ways to get agreements that include what’s important to everyone, in efficient ways.

In this workshop we’ll explore things like:

+ Making space for a range of perspectives

+ Choosing when to work in pairs, small groups and the whole group

+ Getting down to what’s really important to people at a level where everyone can support it

+ Using questions and interventions that move conversations forward

+ Naming the ‘elephant in the room’

This workshop is for people active in groups working for social change in some way. Whatever your experience level, or role in your group, you are welcome.

The trainers, Paul and Hannah, have extensive experience of facilitation, mediation and training.

Suggested donation £5- £10. If that’s too much, please come anyway.

Book your place: Email kathryn@navigate.org.uk and briefly tell us why you’re interested in participating. There are limited places, so get in touch soon.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have other access needs please let us know and we’ll do our best to make the workshop accessible to you.

Timing: Please arrive at 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. The workshop will end at 9.15pm.

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