Who We Are

Life’s Root Issues


Everything that matters most involves people doing good things together:


building partnerships,


tearing down barriers,


tackling difficult issues,


constructing creative solutions, and


restoring community promise and hope.


It’s always about People Building Community—Together.


It’s what we do.



Who Are We? We Are The Consensus Council.


We seek a better way to support and sustain the wellbeing of communities across the Northern Great Plains.


We help people resolve problems, from the simple to the seemingly intractable.


We bring people together, building on each community’s diverse interests and points of view.


We research and analyze issues, providing a common reference for problem solving.


We facilitate intentional, guided discussions, focused on simple, accessible human conversations.


And working together, we help communities craft agreements and take actions that stand the test of time.


A Deeply Rooted Mission.


For three decades, The Consensus Council has stood steadfastly true to its originating mission:


To facilitate conversations, foster conciliation, and structure

agreement among diverse voices seeking resolution to challenging issues.


And through it all, we have continually rediscovered and reaffirmed what we always knew:


seeking consensus works


—in fact, it works astoundingly well!


Let consensus work for you.