Meeting Moderation Guide
Go over these before each of your meetings!
- Speak for your own own experience
- Use I statements, talk about yourself and your own experiences. Don’t speak for other’s experiences.
- Lean into discomfort and engage with new ideas
- Today is an opportunity for you to practice at this and grow your perspectives
- Both/And thinking
- some ideas may feel contradictory to what you already know.
- Two things can coexist that seem to be at opposite ends.
- How can these contradictory views expand upon your own perspectives?
- Take care of yourself
- Don’t assume trust. We acknowledge this may not be a safe space for everyone.
- If you came here just to listen and you are dialing in virtually, you’re welcome to turn your camera off.
- The lessons can leave. Keep specific identifying information in the room.
- Don’t expect to find all the answers today, instead think of this as another step along the way in an ongoing discourse towards building a better, stronger and more inclusive community.
In addition, for work-related discussions in professional settings, it may be useful to add the following guideline:
- Leave your job (title) at home
- Outside of this discussion, we should hold each other accountable for being our best selves and doing impactful work.
- Within this discussion, we want to be equal individuals regardless of what our roles and responsibilities in this company are.
- We may express hopes and ideas that differ from what folks are actually doing in their jobs. Let’s make this a source for exploration not a source for conflict
These guidelines were inspired by those used by Outlet is their training programs!