In Sociocracy, do we consent to the list of qualifications in a selection process?

Yes. The list of qualifications serves to get on the same page on the circle’s priorities. For illustration, some in the group might think that experience is important for a facilitator. Others might think it would be ok to have a less experienced facilitator and let them learn on the job. The list of qualifications is both a snap shot of that particular moment in the life of the circle. Priorities of qualifications might change over time. At the same time, the list will probably include more general qualifications that stay more or less constant (like “good typer” as a qualification of a notetaker seems to be a given until a new technology replaces typing). That’s why it’s a good idea to keep the list of qualifications and review it every time, both to refresh everyone’s minds of the qualifications and to keep it current by adjusting it and consenting to it.

For more information, check out our handbook Many Voices One Song section 3.6