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Participative Models: PeerSpirit Circle

When I was a child, our family parties seemed, inevitably, to evolve into the entire family sitting in a large circle, chatting, talking, engaging one another.  Circle just happened.  In it, we’re not leaders and followers, we’re not bosses and employees or elected officials and voters – we’re peers and equals.  Circle facilitates conversation, sharing, and respect.  Circle is foundational to participative processes – in various ways it’s practice is central to participatory meetings and leadership.  You can learn circle in 45 minutes and spend a lifetime mastering it.

Circle is foundational to most participative models. Read the rest of this entry »

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