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Examples of Ground Rules. Tips for Facilitators
Jaap de Jonge, Management Consultant, Netherlands
What are Ground Rules? When you're going to participate in some form of group activity, it's a good idea to agree beforehand upon some rules all participants must follow. Such agreements are called: Ground Rules (GR). GR are the standards of conduct for meetings, brainstorming sessions, trainings, workshops, mediation, arbitration and other forms of consensus building. They may cover the behavior of the participants, the role and behavior of the facilitator, the methods and process to be used, and the substance of the discussions. Ground Rules Synonyms GR are also being called: discussion guidelines, community norms, participation agreements, a protocol, or rules of engagement. Why are Ground Rules Important? GR help improve the efficiency of the entire process making up the event and also to ensure all parties they will be treated equally and fairly during the process, by anchoring the respect attendants should have towards each other, towards the facilitor and towards the (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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