There are nine ground rules that guide each Can We Talk? event. Before each one, we ask every student to agree to follow them. It's part of the role of the trained moderators who guide Can We Talk? breakout groups to enforce the ground rule for their group. The Can We Talk? team is available to help train you on how to implement these ground rules. To go deeper, see this series of essays on the ground rules.
Listen. It's as important as talking.
Make room for everyone to speak.
Disagreement is fine.
Try to build on each other's ideas.
Ask clarifying questions to understand
Consider the possibility that your information may be incomplete.
Who is not in the room. What might they say?
Be honest, but never mean.
One more time: Listen