Thinking people think differently from one another. In any healthy group, opinions vary, needs differ, and people try to change others’ minds.
The question isn’t whether your people try to get what they need, but how they go about it. The best approach is not a lukewarm compromise between stubbornness and surrender, but rather a paradigm shift. The most effective persuasion and communication techniques are also compatible with high values and ethical standards.
Using consensus-building skills, people meet more of their individual and collective needs so that the entire group thrives. They not only reach agreement, but craft optimized game plans. These skills are fun to learn, rewarding to use, and help groups bond and grow. And when you need a little extra help, consider our consulting and facilitative services.
Consensus skills courses can be adapted to many formats and venues, such as leadership training, retreats, adult education series, continuing education for clergy and other leaders, and even fundraisers.