4.7 Consensus Building

Course Overview

There’s an African proverb that says “If you want to fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ” The sentiment in this proverb lies at the heart of what this course is about. All humans want to feel empowered, listened to, and valued. However, this is absolutely essential when it comes to working within an organization. Consensus building is a powerful concept that — when done effectively — will result in your team feeling all 3! In this course you’ll learn what consensus building is, when to use it, and when another decision – making tool may be better suited. You’ll also learn how consensus building benefits teams, support deeper commitment, and ultimately better results. Once we have your consensus on the value of the concept, we’ll show you the basic steps for establishing buy – in across the company and the team, and some techniques to support your success. By the end of this course you’ll be equipped to encourage those on your team to fully show up and bring their gifts to the collective vision of your company.

Introductory Video

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following:

  • What consensus building is and when to use it
  • The benefits of consensus building as a decision-making approach
  • The basic steps for building consensus and tips for a successful process
  • Different tools and approaches to consensus building

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version.

Consensus Building Study Guide – Printable

Consensus Building Study Guide – Fillable PDF