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Deliberative Dialogue Norms

Participants of the Virtual Deliberative Dialogues are asked to adhere to the following norms:

  1. We Listen to each other
  2. The deliberation will focus on choices
  3. Avoid repeating what was just said; build on previous comments or identify new thoughts to contribute
  4. Be aware of your assumptions, especially your own. Talk about them.
  5. Speak from your own experience
  6. Everyone is encouraged to participate
  7. All major choices are considered
  8. No one or two individuals dominate
  9. Suspend judgment even when you disagree
  10. Participants should speak to each other, not just to the facilitators