Consensus Organizing Workbook presents the conceptual framework for consensus organizing, and provides a practical and experiential approach to understanding and applying consensus organizing strategies and tactics inside and outside the classroom. The workbook will present the foundational concepts of consensus organizing, and provide a wide range of exercises, role playing activities, case scenarios, and discussion questions that will help students understand and practice consensus organizing strategies and tactics. Consensus Organizing will be contrasted and compared with other forms of community organization.The examples and case studies will be drawn from the real life experiences and application of consensus organizing throughout the United States.
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Author Biography - Mary L. Ohmer
Mary Ohmer has over twenty years of experience working in community organizing and development around the country with national and local nonprofit and community based organizations, foundations, and government. Dr. Ohmer has taught consensus organizing approaches as part of macro practice and community organizing social work courses. She received her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2004, and she is currently an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at Georgia State University. Dr. Ohmer is also currently working with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta to help them develop and implement an evaluation of the community training. Karen DeMasi has over twenty years social work experience with nonprofit agencies with expertise in program development, strategic planning, fundraising, community development and administration. Ms. De Masi later worked with the Consensus Organizing Institute developing and implementing new training and consulting opportunities in both the private and public sector markets across the United States. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Public Administration. Ms. DeMasi currently works as an independent consultant to community building organizations throughout the Ohio/Kentucky region, including LISC.