Touchstone Family Association 2017
Thank you, Touchstone!
I had a great time and I hope you found the content meaningful and useful.
As promised, please find below all the resources from our session on October 17, 2017:
- The Community Agreement
- My visuals
The Community Agreement
The following is a list of commonly used "ground rules" used to ensure that all participants feel respected, included and able to freely contribute in a facilitated workshop, dialogue and/or courageous or difficult conversation:
- Listen, and give each other adequate space to speak.
- Participate fully (assume people want to hear you).
- No one owns a monopoly on the truth.
- Challenge yourself (find that place between comfort and discomfort)
- Challenge each other respectfully: ask questions, refrain from personal attacks. Focus on ideas, perspectives and not people.
- Speak from your own experience instead of generalizing ("I" instead of "they," "we," and "you").
- Not about winning or losing. We are all here to learn.
- The goal is not to agree: it is to gain a deeper understanding.
- Be conscientious about non-verbal cues (your body language).
Participants are encouraged to provide their own suggestions before the above are offered. Participants are also welcomed add to this list when needed.
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