Integrating Affairs and Elections
We have been facilitating Chapters of Affairs and Election for over 25 years. We are typically involved in each of the steps pertaining to Chapters from planning, to facilitation and finally the evaluation of Chapters. We also plan and facilitate communal discernment processes leading up elections and other major community decisions.
For many communities the distinction between “affairs” and “elections” is becoming blurred as they seek more integrative ways to do Chapter. Rather than compartmentalizing these two facets of Chapter, many are trying to integrate the work of visioning and direction setting with the discernment of leadership and the participation of membership.
- Dunn, T. (2005). Where two or more are gathered. Review for Religious, 64 (3), 230 – 241.
- Dunn, T. (2004). Electing leadership through communal discernment: Goals, myths, and gifts. Review for Religious. 63 (3), 230-243.
Guidelines for Chapter
Guidelines for communal discernment