Introduction to Consensus & Facilitation

Introduction to Consensus & Facilitation


Consensus and Facilitation Workshop at Baltimore Free Farm

Friday  June 13th, 10am to 2:30pm (with half hour break for lunch).  

Led by Debby Sugarman.

3510 Ash St. Baltimore, MD 21211

*Please bring a chair if you have one.


Cost: Sliding scale $30-$100.  Register by contacting


Workshop Description

Consensus and Facilitation are both fundamentally about building relational culture. In this short 4-hour intro, we'll look at the building blocks of that culture and some practical tools for promoting its development in the groups we find ourselves being part of. Of special interest will be how to encourage forward progress on an agenda, honor the mission of the group and still attend to our connections with each other. We'll explore why this is a better way to run any organization, and how we can each step up to the plate in our own lives to be better contributors to a world that works for all.


Workshop Leader Debby Sugarman


Debby Sugarman Biography

While working on environmental issues in her twenties, Debby realized that the issues she cared about were won or lost based on the strength or failure of human relationships and the effectiveness of interpersonal communication.  Hoping to be a catalyst for more effective and creative endeavors, Debby became a connoisseur of all forms of group and interpersonal communication.  She became trained in mediation, studied various forms of meeting facilitation, and group process technologies.  She immersed herself in personal growth work and experiments in group dynamics.  Debby currently teaches New Culture Skills trainings, Zegg Forum Facilitation and Heart of Now personal growth workshops.



Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:30pm