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

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.  

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