Participatory Decision Making – METRO event, 12/7/17

Participatory Decision Making

Libraries both large and small need to garner input from donors, patrons, and other community stakeholders when making important decisions. This training will help you build a toolkit of techniques and approaches for facilitating productive brainstorms, planning, and decision-making meetings.

In this workshop, we’ll first focus on clarifying the collaborative participatory decision-making process; interactively demonstrating how to lead a series of activities and methodologies, best practices for setting and managing expectations, while supporting productive conversations. Then we’ll outline how these types of activities fit into a problem-solving process, the typical information it collects, strengths and limitations, and using the mapping process to generate ideas and lead productive conversations.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have the tools to:

  • use and lead different methodologies and activities for group decision-making
  • to arrive at a consensus (and when not to)
  • to guide pivoting conversations while addressing constraints

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About our instructor

Kristina Drury is a social entrepreneur, designer, and educator. Her mission-driven firm, TYTHEdesign, uses the lens of design and strategy to support social good organizations develop creative solutions, build their capacity and enhance their impact. Under her leadership TYTHE has increased the community impact of over 100 local and global social good organizations including the NYC Dept. of Education, Brooklyn Public Library, The Earth Institute and California State Library System.

Most recently, she has been recognized as an Innovation Expert for UNDP and selected to present at Clinton Global Initiative University’s annual conference. As an educator, she has taught classes, workshops and training to build the capacity of over 2000 change-makers, civic servants, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Her teaching and speaking experience includes engagements at the Cooper Hewitt, Harvard and Columbia.

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