Documents For: Facilitation

General Assemblies

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Hello Occupations, My name is Trish and we are the New York City General Assembly working group. Please find us at nycga.net and join. If, you are in the New York City area, we strongly advise you to come to our weekly meeting. One of our (my) major task(s) as a working group(individual) is to […]

Proposal for Restructuring the Internal Processes of the Facilitation Working Group V2

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The following proposal developed out of conversations between myself and Sully and has gotten feedback from many other members of the Facilitation Working Group. It contains three sections: “Final Form” which describes how we envision the group being structured once we have fully transitioned to the new structure; “Roll Out” which describes a gradual roll-out […]

GA intro

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PDF available: http://joeymolinaro.com/wp-content/uploads/FACILITATION_INTRO.doc Unofficial General Assembly Intro Hello, and welcome to the General Assembly, it is open to everyone, and we follow a process that is meant to empower everyone’s voices. ORDER After this intro will be working group report-backs.  These are for members of working groups to report useful information pertaining to that group Then […]

Step Up/ Step Back

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Why I Step Back  You may be feeling confusion because of how we communicate at the New York City General Assembly and related movements.  I am writing this because it is not the job of traditionally marginalized voices (i.e. female, queer, black, etc.) to educate dominant voices (i.e. white, male, heterosexual, etc.) about systems of […]

Statement of horizontalism

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THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL OWS DOC.  It is being posted for discussion purposes only, and may or may not be brought to the GA following an extensive consensus-building process. Statement of horizontalism We, the NYCGA encourage autonomous actions.  We recognize that ours is a leaderless movement.  We encourage everyone to use their energy as […]

Process for Disruptions in Meetings

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Facilitation of Meeting Disruptions Ambrose Desmond – OWS Here is a suggested process for facilitating meeting disruptions. I believe that a part of the mistrust of facilitation comes from the way we have let people take over meetings when most of the group wanted to continue with the process. I believe another problem has been […]

Process for Disruptions in Meetings

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Facilitation of Meeting Disruptions Ambrose Desmond – OWS Here is a suggested process for facilitating meeting disruptions. I believe that a part of the mistrust of facilitation comes from the way we have let people take over meetings when most of the group wanted to continue with the process. I believe another problem has been […]

Process for Disruptions in Meetings

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Facilitation of Meeting Disruptions Ambrose Desmond – OWS Here is a suggested process for facilitating meeting disruptions. I believe that a part of the mistrust of facilitation comes from the way we have let people take over meetings when most of the group wanted to continue with the process. I believe another problem has been […]

Process for Disruptions in Meetings

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Facilitation of Meeting Disruptions Ambrose Desmond – OWS Here is a suggested process for facilitating meeting disruptions. I believe that a part of the mistrust of facilitation comes from the way we have let people take over meetings when most of the group wanted to continue with the process. I believe another problem has been […]

Consensus Basics

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Consensus Basics 12OCT2011 Ambrose Desmond – OWS Facilitation (some content written by Starhawk)   Why Consensus?   Consensus is a creative thinking process: When we vote, we decide between two alternatives.   With consensus, we take an issue, hear the range of enthusiasm, ideas and concerns about it, and synthesize a proposal that best serves everybody’s […]