Facilitator Learning Modules

Consensus Decisions

Kaner’s Gradients of Agreement Scale

Every decision essentially has three parts to it. In this handout, we’ll learn what these three parts are and describe the overall process of decision-making and offer a framework to describe and understand the process based on Sam Kaner et al’s work and the OneSmartWorld system. We also offer a modified version of Kaner’s decision-making “gradients of agreement” scale (a facilitator’s tool!) which can be used to help a group decide what levels of agreement they are having for important decisions that need to be made by larger group.

Tools: Gradients of Agreement Scale, Consensus Decision Making


We offer training on consensus!

Consensus is one of the top six competencies every meeting facilitator should learn.  Our virtual and live course, Meetings That Rock will give you the tools you need!

Categories: Achieving Consensus and Making Decisions /