The Consensus Institute
In order build facilitation skills, the NRST sponsors the Consensus Institute - a concentrated 3 day workshop where participants learn basic process tools for developing consensus in a highly interactive and experiential training approach. The complete Consensus Institute, as designed by Bob Chadwick of Consensus Associates, consists of 4 modules (conflict, power, scarcity and diversity). The Institute is geared toward developing participants who are, at the end of the session, capable of working within their own groups and communities to apply the lessons learned and build consensus. Following the session, the instructors are available to assist participants as they design and conduct workshops or meetings in their own communities.