Meeting Groundrules

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Meeting Ground Rules

  • Respect Your Colleagues!
  • It’s ok to disagree, respectfully and openly. Silence is consensus, please speak up with concerns!
  • Listen as an ally and with an open mind.
  • Only one person speaks at a time.
  • Honor the limitations of time, speak concisely.
  • If you state a problem, try to offer a solution.
  • If you have a comment a bit off topic but you want addressed , write it down for a possible follow up meeting.
  • Hold questions if it is a presentation, make sure presentations offer pauses for questions.
  • Please put cell phones on vibrate or turn them off.
  • If you must take a cell phone call, please leave the room quietly.