This pro made some rookie mistakes
From Kris Miner's blog Restorative Justice and Circles: I did “power” circle recently, I took on a deeply personal and emotional issue. A Circle of Understanding was held, no intention to change anyones stance, but to create more understanding. To bring people together to hear the other side of the issue. The topic was gay marriage. After some dialouge in the campus newspaper, it was offered to bring people together, in a Circle.
I made a few ‘rookie’ mistakes. I did a few things I “train”
other people NOT to do. I learned a great deal with the intensity
of this issue. I would not recommend you jump into a subject like
this, without serious training. I want to share with you my
issues, and the solutions. Then I’ll highlight things I did like
a ‘pro’. : )
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