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Fairness is a strategy posing as a need

Convergent Facilitation is a decision-making framework created by Miki Kashtan that allows groups to find break-through solutions to problems that previously seemed unsolvable. This post is part of a series documenting my learnings and reflections from attending Miki’s training on this framework.

Our society holds compromise to be both a virtue and an essential aspect of living together in harmony. But it’s a false harmony, the silence that comes from acknowledging that we’ve lost hope of meeting our needs. It’s the false peace of separation, full of tension and frustration, ready to boil over into violence—physical or otherwise—at any moment. Continue reading Fairness is a strategy posing as a need

Convergent Facilitation taps into abundance to find solutions that consensus models can’t access

Convergent Facilitation is a decision-making framework created by Miki Kashtan that allows groups to find break-through solutions to problems that previously seemed unsolvable. This post is part of a series documenting my learnings and reflections from attending Miki’s training on this framework.

In Convergent Facilitation (CF), the facilitator invites a group facing a problem to find a solution that everyone in the group is willing to live with. This is more ambitious than it sounds, because it draws on the mindset of abundance to transcend people’s polarised positions and find a solution that works for everyone.  Continue reading Convergent Facilitation taps into abundance to find solutions that consensus models can’t access