Stage 2 - Dealing with any past conflicts
If there has been any history of conflicts and difficulty in your SE it may be important to get to the roots of this before the draft Declaration is introduced. A useful way of doing this is by having an initial workshop session based around three questions for individuals to answer:
When did being a member of our SE really work for me?
When was being a member of our SE not enjoyable?
Identify some key words that reflect the core values you would like to see embedded in our SE?
This activity might reveal additional areas of commitment that could be incorporated in a draft Declaration before the main dialogue of Stage 2 begins.
Case study: This method was used with a group of teachers in a UK primary school that experienced leadership problems in the past. To see how this group responded to the 3 questions follow this link.
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