Session 3

Session 1 – Session 2 – Session 3 – Session 4 – Session 5 – Session 6


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)

 activity reference material est. time
 Print Package session 3

 Reading about rounds

 Reading in Many
Voices One Song



Reading on the consent process

Consent process: sections 3.3.2 (second part), p. 109-120

Consent: section 3.2: p. 81-91

Objections: section 3.5, p. 122-129.

 20 min

 20 min

 20 min

 20 min

Session video

Session 3 activities (total meeting time: 90min)

 activity reference material est. time
 check-in, admin video 10 min
 consent process video and decision-making sheet 20 min
 reaction round video, (facilitator for rounds) 15 min
 aims and objections video 15 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)

 activity reference material est. time
 video  Begin with the aim in mind  3 min
 article  Saying yes to working and no to stumbling blocks  8 min
 article  Skit of a group working through objections  20 min

Session 3 follow-up with coach

 activity reference material est. time
 meet with coach: leader For 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


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