bookmark_borderFacilitation and Consensus Decision-Making Workshop

Saturday, November 19, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Online – Zoom
Ottawa, on unceded Algonquin territory

Facilitated by the Punch Up Collective, this workshop is for anyone interested in learning the practical elements of meeting facilitation and consensus-based decision-making.

How we organize together is just as important as the issues we’re organizing around. Consensus-based decision-making and good facilitation can be useful tools for any organization looking to increase its ability to make effective decisions while more equitably sharing power and responsibility amongst members.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to facilitate a meeting, or how to improve your organization’s ability to make decisions collectively, we think you might find this workshop helpful!

Some topics the workshop will cover include:

  • why use consensus to make decisions?
  • how to plan and structure a meeting
  • key roles in meetings
  • tools for effective meeting facilitation
  • how to make decisions using consensus process

The workshop will last 2 hours (with one break) and be facilitated by the members of the Punch Up Collective. This workshop is directed at folks organizing (or interested in organizing) in Ottawa. If you’re not in Ottawa but are really keen on attending, give us a shout at

To register, please fill out this form:

The deadline to register is Saturday, November 12th.

There is no cost to participate in this event. Please see the registration form for accessibility information.

This is a shorter version of an in-person workshop we have previously facilitated. To make up for lost time, we’ll be asking participants to review a handout before the workshop (it will be emailed to participants in advance).

Punch Up is a small anarchist collective based in Ottawa, Ontario, on unceded Algonquin land. A more detailed description of the collective is available on our website:

The Punch Up Collective can be reached at