Collaborative Informed Consent (R)
Collaborative Informed Consent is a model of public engagement, communications, and facilitation developed over the past 50-years by Dr. L. Darryl Armstrong, and his wife and business partner
Using the facilitation model requires careful planning, and informing and educating participants about issues before engaging them in discussions. The process requires time and patience.
The CIC approach and its success with our clients are demonstrated by the commitments they embrace to make strategic business and community engagement decisions to ensure the success of their work within their communities.
The process employs the concepts of operating principles, learning contracts, parking lots, setting and explaining expectations, objective questioning, and exploring different perspectives as we build consensus.
Consensus is not when everyone agrees on a decision!
Consensus exists … When all parties engaged under the CIC model of engagement have had a fair and equitable opportunity to voice their opinions, provide their ideas, discuss their differences, had their questions answered, and their comments considered in the decision-making process.
And all parties agree, upfront that once the decision-makers have concluded their deliberations and decisions are made and communicated clearly, no one will overtly or covertly speak or work against the decided outcome.