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The consensus building handbook : a comprehensive guide to reaching agreement

Author: Lawrence Susskind; Sarah McKearnan; Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether you work in the corporate world, a nonprofit organization, or the government sector, you likely face the need to work with others to solve problems and make decisions on a daily basis. And you've undoubtedly been frustrated by how laborious and conflict-ridden such group efforts can be. At all levels--from neighborhood block associations to boards of directors of multinational corporations--the consensus  Read more...
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Consensus building handbook.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1999
(OCoLC)904225013
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Susskind; Sarah McKearnan; Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
ISBN: 0761908447 9780761908449
OCLC Number: 41176583
Description: xxiv, 1147 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: An alternative to Robert's Rules of Order for groups, organizations, and ad hoc assemblies that want to operate by consensus / Lawrence Susskind --
Choosing appropriate consensus building techniques and strategies / Susan Carpenter --
Conducting a conflict assessment / Lawrence Susskind, Jennifer Thomas-Larmer --
Designing a consensus building process using a graphic road map / David A. Straus --
Convening / Chris Carlson --
The role of facilitators, mediators, and other consensus building practitioners / Michael L. Poirier Elliott --
Representation of stakeholding interests / David Laws --
Managing meetings to build consensus / David A. Straus --
Producing consensus / Sarah McKearnan, David Fairman --
Joint fact-finding and the use of technical experts / John R. Ehrmann, Barbara L. Stinson --
Making the best use of technology / Connie P. Ozawa --
Dealing with the press / James E. Kunde --
Dealing with deep value differences / John Forester --
Legal issues in consensus building / Dwight Golann, Eric E. Van Loon --
Implementing consensus-based agreements / William R. Potapchuk, Jarle Crocker --
Visioning / Carl M. Moore, Gianni Longo, Patsy Palmer --
Collaborative problem solving within organizations / Christopher W. Moore, Peter J. Woodrow --
Evaluating consensus building / Judith E. Innes --
Introduction to the cases and commentaries / Michele Ferenz --
Activating a policy network : the case of Mainport Schiphol / Peter Driessen --
The Northern Oxford County Coalition : four Maine towns tackle a public health mystery / Sarah McKearnan and Patrick Field --
The Chelsea charter consensus process / Susan L. Podziba --
Affordable housing mediation : building consensus for regional agreements in the Hartford area / Lawrence Susskind and Susan L. Podziba --
San Francisco Estuary Project / Judith E. Innes and Sarah Connick --
Resolving science-intensive public policy disputes : reflections on the New York Bight Initiative --
Negotiating superfund cleanup at the Massachusetts Military Reservation / Edward Scher --
RuleNet : an experiment in online consensus building / Michèle Ferenz and Colin Rule --
Regulatory negotiations : the Native American experience / Jan Jung-Min Sunoo and Juliette A. Falkner --
Cross-cultural community-based planning : negotiating the future of Haida Gwaii (British Columbia) / Norman Dale --
The Chattanooga process : a city's vision is realized / John Parr --
From city hall to the streets : a community plan meets the real world / Kate Connolly --
The Catron County Citizens Group : a case study in community collaboration / Melinda Smith --
Facilitating statewide HIV/AIDS policies and priorities in Colorado / Michael A. Hughes with John Forester and Irene Weiser --
Finding common ground on abortion / Michelle LeBaron and Nike Carstarphen --
Organizational trauma recovery : the "God's Fellowship Community Church" reconciliation process / David Brubaker --
Building consensus for change within a major corporation : the case of Levi Strauss & Co. / Judy Mares-Dixon, Julie A. McKay, and Scott Peppet.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence Susskind, Sarah McKearnan, and Jennifer Thomas-Larmer.
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