What does the standard say?




9. Collective decision-making 

  • A defined decision and/or set of recommendations is reached as an integral part of the process

  • Assembly members consider all key trade-offs and their decisions / recommendations are internally consistent

  • Decisions and/or recommendations are agreed collectively by assembly members

  • Reports of the assembly outline the rationale behind decisions / recommendations

  • Assembly members are given a variety of ways to express their views – both collectively, through the discussions, and individually through other methods, such as voting, post-it notes, postcards or flip charts

  • Where relevant, a minority report with dissenting opinions is produced

  • Assembly members are involved in writing the report of their recommendations

  • Assembly members are involved in presenting their recommendations to decision-makers