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Consensual Decision Making is a creative and dynamic way of reaching agreement between all members of a group.  Instead of simply voting for an item and having the majority of the group getting their way, consensus is committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports, or at least can live with.

The Modified Borda Count is used when dialogue fails and it is a preference voting procedure with a ranage of options that people can vote on from their most preferred option to their least preferred option. This voting method is not commonly used although it is best known for it's use during the Eurovision Song Contest.

This project is a partnership with Rubicon and St. Columbs Park House and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs.  It seeks to use this tool to constructively address divisive issues and help the deciwsion making processes in councils and communities.

This tool was piloted and used the Rathlin Island Community to name their new ferry, the 'Spirit of Rathlin'.  It was also used by the Causeway Coast and Glens Council to prioritise capital projects and recently used to identify areas for development between to interface areas.

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