Monthly Archives: July 2020
WyCo Housing Summits
Consensus KC facilitated the first KCK Housing Summit in 2019, which included a keynote speaker, World Cafe model conversation, panel discussion, and facilitated action...
Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference, 2019
Consensus KC led workshops on civil discourse for 200 college student leaders at their national conference in Kansas City in 2019.
Weaving Community Chats, 2020
When the world went virtual in March 2020, Consensus KC reacted by organizing weekly video chats open to the community, recognizing that times of...
Community Conversation on Health, 2014
Almost 300 uninsured and underserved citizens helped the Health Care Foundation and United Way set goals for the next decade.
MacNeil/Lehrer Productions “By the People,” 2004-2007
Four nationwide day-of-deliberation events of about 100 persons each, co-sponsored locally with KCPT Public Television.
WCCLS Funding & Governance: A platform for future action.
Where is the sweet spot when it comes to funding and governing libraries? What structure would balance the interests of the various players? Those...
Safe Neighborhoods Task Force, 1995
This study examined the people, places and policies that affect neighborhoods. It recommended changes, such as defined roles and responsibilities for neighborhood organizations and...
School Governance Task Force, 2001
This study focused on the role of school boards in improving student learning, and recommends changes in how boards operate and engage citizens, and...
“Making Book: Gambling on the future of our libraries”, 2004
Released in 2004, “Making Book: Gambling on the future of our libraries” has received national attention for its analysis of public libraries in metro...
Washington State Library, 2006
We worked with the Washington State Library to conduct four, one-day future search conferences around the state. They served as the foundation for the...
Monroe County Public Library, 2012
The library faced rapid changes in its operating environment. Its leaders wanted robust public engagement and to truly focus on the future.
Johnson County Citizen Engagement: Engaging residents in tough budget choices, 2012
Consensus asked participants in 12 focus groups to make tough choices about budget cuts. The focus groups supplemented an online budget simulator available to...
Kansas City Kansas Community College Community Listening Project
Focus groups with students and stakeholders showed the role people want the college to play. It also identified specific steps for action.
Original discussion guides
Consensus has developed guides for clients such as the Johnson County Library, Mid-Continent Public Library and Science Inc. Examples: A Living Wage: Making the Economy...
Washington County Cooperative Library Services, 2008
The 14-library cooperative considered new models for delivering services. Public meetings showed what tradeoffs local residents would accept.
Libraries Together in Scott County, Iowa, 2005
The ten-month study included public forums on changes in library services that local residents would and wouldn’t support.