Choose and agree on ideally one or two facilitators with experience



Those who are most impacted and affected and experienced about said decision is a general guideline

Those who stay in the circle, “on the land” – asking, learning, and discovering with others what serves

Those in seats of responsibility

Those who need not make a decision before it is needed

Those willing to listen

Those willing to decide

Those willing



Set intention and timeline

Set and agree on the process – whether it is to be made by consensus, thru council ways or voting /majority etc. and/or thru another particular process, such as sociocracy

Make sure all have current information

Explain choices/options etc. until a yes/no/maybe is possible

Go for the truth of the situation – not just a decision

Ask for any concerns objections, fears, or obstacles

Give opportunity for questions and responses to unfold until there is again a feeling of being current

If there is a particular polarization or difference, consider a fishbowl or spiral council

Be bump-friendly aware that such can lead to a new understanding

Make any changes that arise and seem right in words or process



Confirm it is the time to decide

Go around and see who is yes, who is a maybe, who is a no

Consult maps of wholeness, ensuring essentials

Remember no decision is a decision

Read the field, confirm verbally and in writing the “knowing”

Celebrate the work wherever it leads; the truth-whatever it is

Gratitudes are always in order

Set any follow up steps and time needed