Any workshop in which a group can not agree on a topic such as a vision
- A highly politicized and fairly polarized (yet congenial) group
- A recognized lack of collaboration and partnership
- Votes are split along predictable lines
- Common ground that seems to get built keeps shifting.
Pre-Work Required: none
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: A great deal of trust is needed.
Establish - or revisit vision statement standards:
a. Ask what standards/elements of a vision statement will be acceptable.
b. Ask for the group's definition of consensus; maybe it's too narrow - not everyone has to *love* the decision.
Follow-Up Required: follow through on the step of the process
Usual or Expected Outcomes: movement toward a consensus
Potential pitfalls: The group is too polarized and a meditation strategy may be required.
Derived from: Paula M. Diller's contribution to the GRP-FACL Listserve
History of Development: unknown