The Circle Way

The Circle Way provides a slightly formalized conversation process when people need to speak and listen to one another carefully.

Process for inclusive evaluation and feedback

Purpose of a circle

What transforms a meeting into a circle is the willingness of people to shift from informal socializing or opinionated discussion into a receptive attitude of thoughtful speaking and deep listening that embodies the practices and structures outlined here.

Components of a circle

  1. Intention
  2. Start-point or welcome
  3. Setting the center
  4. Check-in / greeting
  5. Guardian
  6. Setting circle agreements
  7. Three principles
  8. Three practices
  9. Forms of council
  10. Check-out and farewell

The Basic Circle Handouts are available in multiple languages on the Circle Way website.

Source : The Circle Way.

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