Documents For: Facilitation

FACILITATOR ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL

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THIS  IS NOT AN OFFICIAL OWS DOCUMENT AND WILL UNDERGO REVISION BEFORE BEING USED. Assessment items: Tally Comments number of points of confusion (1) process corrections (2) expressions of solidarity (3) number of de-escalations (4) step up/ step back points (5) times off-process (6) “party fouls” (7) Were there any contentious issues or agitated individuals […]

Proposal Draft: 24-hour feedback window for General Assembly proposals

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Problem: Many proposals at GA get derailed by the legitimate complaint that participants have not been given adequate time to reflect on the proposal. Proposal: Make proposals accessible online and on site 24 hours before they are brought to General assembly. A crowd-sourcing feedback period will enable participants to refine the proposal before the final […]

Intro to Direct Democracy – Facilitation Training

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The NYC General Assembly uses a form of ‘pure’ democracy. Unlike a representative democracy in which an individual or group is elected to speak for you and may actually not do so, direct democracy ensures that all voices are heard, none above another. Instead of utilizing a voting system, which ensures a minority group is ignored or […]

General Assembly Proposal Form

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            PROPOSAL FORM          NYC GENERAL ASSEMBLY          OCCUPY WALL STREET   Date:                                                                                                                                     Working Group (if applicable):                                                                                          Title of Proposal:                                                                                                               Description of […]

General Assembly & Facilitation Guide

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY SCRIPT as of 10/17/11   A note to other GAs developing across the country and the world: please use this resource freely to help develop your GA. However, we strongly encourage and hope that you think critically about what direct democracy process will work for you. We also encourage and hope that you […]