- A – AGREE
We agree to the following to promote an inclusive dialogue:
- A – AFFIRM
To affirm others and their ideas and experiences.
- C – CONTRIBUTE
To contribute to the conversation in order to move it forward.
- Q – QUESTION
To ask open-ended questions to elicit deeper understanding.
- U – UNITE
To unite or connect with others and their experiences by being considerate.
- I – INCLUDE
To include others by bringing them into the circle.
- T – THANK
To thank others and extend our gratitude to them.
- S – SHARE and STOP
To share one point, breathe, and stop.
- S – SELF-REGULATE
To self-regulate by being aware of and adapting how long we talk.
- S – SET PARAMETERS
To respectfully set—and accept—parameters to create an optimal learning environment for everyone.
* Prepared by Immogene Drummond for the Deeptime Leadership Program, http://www.dtnetwork.org (2021).