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This one-day workshop explores different approaches to decision making and draws upon the experiences of the internationally acclaimed worker co-operative, Unicorn Grocery and its journey to a consent decision making approach.

Who is it for?

This workshop is for you if you…

  • are interested in finding our more about collaborative approaches to decision making
  • hold a democratic role in a co-operative or similar organisation
  • are a manager or leader in a co-operative
  • are experiencing conflict in your role
  • want to improve the effectiveness of your decision making processes
  • wish to to develop a more collaborative work environment

We visited Unicorn Grocery to hear first hand from the staff there about the difference that moving towards a consent decision making process has made. Take a look at what they had to say in the video below.

What will I learn?

By the end of the workshop you will be able to…

  • identify and select sources of data and information
  • be able to analyse and present information to support decision making
  • be able to communicate information that supports decision making
  • understand how to achieve decisions that are acceptable to all stakeholders in your organisation
  • encourage discussion of potential obstacles, facilitating development of alternatives approaches to decision making in co-operatives

How will I learn?

In this workshop you will learn about decision making models which work well for co-operative and other mutual organisations through tutor led discussion, group work and case studies. By exploring the Unicorn Grocery journey, you will consider the pros and cons of different approaches and have an opportunity to learn from experts in this area to enable you and apply learning to your own role.

You may wish to complete this workshop as part of a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification. For this you will be required to complete a piece of assessed work after the workshop. Full support is provided and to find out more click here.  

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions that you'd like to ask about the course then our Learning and Development team are happy to help. Get in touch via the button below and one of the team will reply to your query ASAP.

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If the cost of this workshop is an issue for you or your organisation we welcome bursary applications - please find details here.

Member Discount

Individual and Organisational members are entitled to 15% off the price of a standard ticket for this course. Just enter the code at checkout.

Not an individual member? Join from as little as £4 per month. See more about our membership offer here.

Cancellation policy

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the event booked can be made free of charge.

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