Circle - group norms for authentic communication

This are the groups norms that seems to work for our groups at Ajax Harwood Clinic


I shall only speak when holding the talking piece!

As a listener:
I shall respectfully listen to others perspectives as their own and not offer comment or solution unless explicitly asked.
I shall respect confidentiality of everyone.

As a speaker:
I shall respect everyone’s time by being concise and ensure what I share is relevant to everyone in the group.
I shall not make jokes about others or single other people out, even if I have good intentions.
I shall bring value to the group by only offering my personal and authentic perspectives and experiences and try to use the “I voice”
I shall try to contribute to the group by sharing my authentic experience even if it is only one word or one sentence, however, I know I do not have to share if I choose not to.  

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