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Facilitating Group Decision Making: Introducing the Consensus Workshop


Have you ever worked with a group who struggles to make decisions? They leave meetings frustrated, drained, or at the very least without agreement on a path forward. Does the prospect of participating in their next gathering even leave you with a sense of unease? There’s a tool for that!

Introducing the Consensus Workshop. In this interactive session you will learn how to use a method with a 40 plus year track record of success in helping groups come to consensus in a short period of time. You’ll leave the session with new ideas on how to facilitate group decision-making in a way that all members feel their ideas have been heard and where they can support the group’s decision.


Nathaniel Cadwell has over sixteen years of consulting experience in: software development, agile enablement, and change management. In his current role, Nathaniel is an agile coach helping individuals, teams, and organizations on their path to agility.  Nathaniel is an alumni organizer of the largest community organized agile conference in the DC area: AgileDC. He has been interviewed for podcast and radio, and he is a regular speaker at conferences and user groups. He has presented, or co-presented, sessions at multiple venues including: the Agile Leadership Network (DC Chapter), Agile Eastern Europe, Agile India, Agile Brazil, Agile PDX, and AgileDC. He is passionate about facilitation, and is a Certified Professional Facilitator (International Association of Facilitators).

When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (see agenda below)

Cost: Free for IIBA DC members, $5.00 for non-members.

Sponsor: Thanks to Excella for providing the meeting space and dinner.


6:00 - 6:30 Registration, light meal and networking

6:30 - 7:30 Guest speaker

7:30 - 8:00 Q&A and wrap-up

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  • john j.

    This was great! Learned a very value technique!

    July 18, 2014

  • Samira B.

    Hi Everyone, my company - Blue Canopy is looking for Mid/Sr Business Analysts. Please reach out to me at [masked] for further details and with your resume if interested.

    July 17, 2014

  • Rebecca H.

    UPDATE! We moved this meeting from Wednesday (7/16) to Thursday (7/17). We also pushed the meeting time up by a half hour, so Nathaniel will start at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. We're back at the Excella office on the 6th floor. See you all next month!

    June 16, 2014

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  • Excella Consulting

    Refreshments and meeting space

  • CapTech Consulting

    Refreshments and meeting space

  • Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.

    Refreshments and meeting space

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