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Satir Temperature Reading

Temperature Readings can facilitate congruent communication and assists individuals in becoming more open. Temperature readings work well for • Discussing that which is human in all of us and hardly ever gets talked about directly • Making human contact with (new) members in a group • Facilitating connection and bonding . . . Read more

Constructive Feedback

People need feedback to get better at their work. But, all too often, feedback misses the mark because it’s too vague to be useful. Constructive feedback is information-specific, issue-focused, and based on observations. It can be described through 8 principles : 1. Feedback is given on observable behaviors, which that . . . Read more

Bohmian Dialogue

Bohmian Dialogue (also known as Bohm Dialogue or “Dialogue in the Spirit of David Bohm”) is a freely-flowing group conversation in which participants attempt to reach a common understanding, experiencing everyone’s point of view fully, equally and nonjudgementally. This can lead to new and deeper understanding. The purpose is to . . . Read more

Samoan Circle

“The Samoan circle is a leaderless meeting intended to help negotiations in controversial issues. While there is no ‘leader’, a professional facilitator can welcome participants and explain the seating arrangements, rules, timelines and the process. As with the Fishbowl process, the Samoan circle has people seated in a circle within . . . Read more

No attendance, No Vote

Mondragón had some interesting strategies for maintaining member participation. For example, if a member doesn’t attend a general assembly meeting, they don’t get a vote at the next meeting. While this seems a bit harsh, proxy voting is allowed – one member can cast their own vote and up to . . . Read more


E-Prime (short for English-Prime, sometimes denoted É or E′) is a prescriptive version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be. E-Prime does not allow the conjugations of to be—be, am, is, are, was, were, been, being— the archaic forms of to be (e.g. art, wast, wert), . . . Read more


In interpersonal communication, an I-message or I-statement is an assertion about the feelings, beliefs, values etc. of the person speaking, generally expressed as a sentence beginning with the word “I”, and is contrasted with a “you-message” or “you-statement”, which often begins with the word “you” and focuses on the person . . . Read more

NonViolent Communication

non-violent communication

Nonviolent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication) is a communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. NVC often functions as a conflict resolution process. It focuses on three aspects of communication: self-empathy (defined as a deep and compassionate awareness of one’s own inner . . . Read more

Back-against-back discussions

 Not to be confused with back to back meetings, Back-against-back discussions is a discussion format where two participants are sitting or standing leaning their back against the other person’s back whenever a discussion heats up and a dispute over something need to resolve. Most of the time, in the heat of . . . Read more

Open Question Circles

A simple, powerful process  to help us realize our own deepest needs and values regarding a group, organization, community or activity that’s important to us — and to discover needs and values that are shared by others and held in common. These realizations can open doors to richer relationships, insights and . . . Read more