Consensor Audience Response System helps groups find common ground on issues that might otherwise be contentious. Consensor™ is an electronic facilitation tool that promotes audience participation in group meetings. Individuals use simple 10-button keypads to wirelessly transmit their responses to yes-no or ranked priority questions. Participants’ responses are instantly tabulated and a chart showing the results is displayed for the group’s review or discussion.
Consensor™ helps to “level the playing field” in a discussion, allowing everyone to express their opinions safely regardless of their comfort in speaking up in public or their status in the group. Consensor™ is popular with audience members who often say it makes a long day more fun.
The use of Consensor™ at a 2008 Alaska candidate debate highlighted another advantage of instant feedback systems: Candidates were able to see in real time how audience opinions were influenced by demographics, including age, party affiliation, and industry representation. During or after the event, Consensor™ allows more nuanced understanding of where a group stands on an issue by showing how different segments of the group respond.
Information Insights often uses Consensor™ to facilitate decision making in large group settings, but it is also useful for holding elections, prioritizing issues or tasks, testing a group’s knowledge on a subject, or any time you want to ask a question and get an instant response from your audience.
Information Insights rents Consensor™ as a package to help your event go smoothly. Our package includes a technician to operate Consensor™ and up to 60 hand-held keypads with all necessary hardware and software. We will input your prepared script before the event and provide a basic report of polling results afterwards. Additional services, including script development and detailed reporting, are available on request and are billed at standard consulting rates.
Package Rate: $1,400 per day
Includes full day of technician’s time and up to 60 keypads. Additional keypads can be rented for larger events. (Does not include travel or meeting facilitation.) A 10% discount is available to nonprofit and tribal organizations.
In any group you have a few individuals who will speak up, and many who won’t. Consensor allows you to find out what everyone is thinking about the issues.
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January 11th, 2012
The Lost Alaskans: Morningside Hospital History Project has received the Alaska Historical Society‘s 2011 Pathfinder Award. According to the Society’s website:
The Pathfinder Award is given to an individual or several individuals who have indexed or prepared guides to Alaska historical material that has not been accessible. The 2011 Pathfinder award goes to the Lost Alaskans: Morningside Hospital History Project, and its primary researchers Ellen Ganley, Meg Greene, Karen Perdue, Robin Renfroe, Niejse Steinkruger, Sally Mead, Deborah Smith, Marylou Elton, and Vivian Hamilton. This group has worked to uncover the documentary record of mental health care during the years in which Alaskans were institutionalized out of state at Morningside Hospital. Their work not only helps reveal the past, but has had an impact on the lives of living family members seeking to understand what happened to their relatives.
November 6th, 2010
Information Insights and Agnew::Beck worked with the Student Advisory Board for the Anchorage School District to gather input on upcoming budget cuts from the people who may be impacted most – the students themselves. Senior consultant Cady Lister was impressed by the serious reflection the students gave the issue when asked what the district should do. “It was a great meeting,” said Lister. “We had 51 engaged, intelligent, and thoughtful middle and high schoolers thinking about what they value in education, what being educated means, as well as ways to fill the budget shortfall.”
July 2nd, 2010
Interior residents will have a chance to share their insights on the Fairbanks economy through an effort sponsored by the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The web based survey, which went live today, will allow Fairbanksans to share their thoughts and insights on the area’s economy for the Fairbanks Community Economic Development Visioning Project. Interested members of the public can complete the survey online until Friday, July 23. Survey questions are designed to solicit ideas from local residents on what’s working well in our economy, what might be upcoming opportunities and what barriers could stand in the way. Continue Reading »