February 12, 2016

Consensus Decision Making for MDs Online
Course title

Consensus Decision Making for MDs Online

Course duration

Thirty minutes

Path to Performance

Levels 1, 2

Course description

How to use consensus decision making in the partnership and unit-based team environment and what are the critical elements in a consensus decision.

Who should attend

Physicians who want to get a basic understanding of consensus or need to refresh themselves on how the consensus decision-making process works.

Course requirements
  • Labor Management Partnership Orientation (LMPO)
  • This should not be your only exposure to learning consensus decision making

Course outline and objectives

Consensus decision making

Define a consensus decision

Spirit of consensus

Describe what it means to reach consensus

Consensus guidelines

Understand the guidelines to conduct consensus effectively

Test for consensus

Utilize the three questions that need to be answered to be in consensus


Apply guidelines to resolve standout situations

Learning outcomes
(knowledge, skills, attitudes)
  • Utilize the three questions for consensus testing
  • Positively encourage standouts and help them apply the guidelines for a standout
  • Reaching consensus is not a sign of weakness for any of the parties

Enrollment information

This course is available to all Kaiser Permanente employees; you must be connected to KP intranet and have an NUID to access this training. Use the link below or visit KP Learn and search on the course ID.

Access the course directly through KP Learn. 

Course ID in KP Learn



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