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Consensus Decision Making Online- November/December 2022

Are you involved in multi-party consultation or public engagement? Want to build the skills to bring stakeholders together to find creative solutions? This course will provide you with a brief and broad overview of consensus building and consensus decision making processes.


ADRIA Members: $2000 + GST,  Non-Members: $2100 + GST

Course Description:

Consensus Decision Making is a way of reaching agreement between all members of a group.

Instead of simply voting for an item and having majority rule, a group commits to finding solutions that everyone actively supports, or at least can live with.

Facilitators are responsible for moving through the agenda on time, ensuring the group adheres to the mutually agreed-upon consensus process, and, if necessary, suggesting alternate or additional discussion or decision-making techniques, such as go-arounds, break-out groups or role-playing.

What are the benefits of Consensus Decision Making?
  • -Forge agreement among diverse groups.
  • -Solve complex issues with a range of concerns and interests.
  • -Compel people to develop creative outcomes that are mutually acceptable to everyone.
  • -Opportunity to integrate economic, social, community and environmental interests for truly sustainable outcomes.
  • -Decisions are more likely to be implemented, tend to be longer lasting, more sustainable than other forms of decisions.
For more information, please visit Consensus Decision Making

Course details:

This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must be available during session times listed without distraction. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, a computer with a webcam, and a microphone.

In addition to the group sessions, students will have approximately 2- 3 hours of reading and prep per week to prep for the group sessions and role-play, as well as one paper for completion prior to the end of the course (approx. 4-5 hrs)

Pre-course – once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, the materials will be sent to you, and you will also be given access to the course web page on adralberta.com. You can read the manual, and begin the coursework for the first group session.

This course is part of the Consensus Decision Making Program. For more details on the certificate, please visit Certificate in Consensus Decision Making

Total Credit Hours:



Bill Diepeveen & Michael Scheidl


None.  However, it is strongly recommended that students complete Communications in ADR (or equivalent) before starting this part of the certificate program in order to fully benefit from the course.

Course Session Dates & Times:

Week 1:
  • Session 1,  Wednesday, November 9, 8:30am-12:00 pm
  • Session 2,  Thursday, November 10, 8:30am-12:00 pm

Week 2:
  • Session 3, Wednesday, November 16, 8:30am-12:00 pm
  • Session 4, Thursday, November 17, 8:30am-12:00 pm

Week 3:
  • Session 5, Wednesday, November 23, 8:30am-12:00 pm
  • Session 6, Thursday, November 24, 8:30am-12:00 pm

Week 4:
  • Session 7, Wednesday, November 30, 8:30am-12:00 pm
  • Session 8, Thursday, December 1, 8:30am-12:00 pm

Week 5:
  • No Class- Paper due, Wednesday, December 7, by 2:00pm

Week 6:
  • Session 9, Thursday, December 15, 8:30am-12:00 pm

Attendance for all classes is mandatory. 


You may register without paying upfront by choosing the invoice option at check out. Full payment is due 30 days before class starts unless the course is full. If the course is full,  full payment is due immediately upon registration/notification otherwise you will forfeit your spot.

Course cancellation, withdrawal, and completion policies.   
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Members Regular Registration: Consensus Decision Making November 2022

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Nov 09 2022 - Dec 15 2022


8:30 am - 12:00 pm




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