Code of Conduct for General Assemblies

PAOV GENERAL ASSEMBLY GROUND RULES – THE SHORT VERSION  (this post needs to be decapitalized, if you’d like to do it send to info@paov.ca)

1. Check your assumptions and “isms” at the Door to help create a respectful inclusive and safe place for people to participate.

2. Listen to each other and help others to listen to others.

3. DO NOT INTERRUPT OTHERS PLEASE!!!!

4. RESPECT THE ORDER OF SPEAKERS.

5. RESPECT THE AGREED UPON CONSENSUS MEETING PROCESS(ASK FOR HELP IF YOU DO NOT KNOW OR UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS BY RAISING YOUR HAND AND THE FACILITATOR WILL EITHER HELP OR GET SOMEONE TO HELP YOU WITHOUT DISRUPTING THE MEETING)

6. BE BRIEF IN SPEAKING YOUR PIECE.

7. USE “I” STATEMENTS INSTEAD OF “WE”.

8.  THIS IS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE MEETING SPACE. PLEASE RESPECT THE MEETING BY NOT BRINGING THESE  INTO THE SPACE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE YOUR BODY.

9. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH A PERSON’S ACTIONS OR IDEA, SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE BEHAVIOUR OR IDEA NOT AGAINST THE PERSON.

10. BY ATTENDING THIS MEETING YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE CONSENSUS DECIDION MAKING AND MEETING PROCESS AS DECIDED BY CONSENSUS OF  PREVIOUS MEETINGS. (IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THE RULES YOU ARE FREE TO PUT FORTH AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULES UNDER THE PROPOSAL SECTIONS OF THE MEETING. IF YOU WANT HELP PLEASE ASK THE FACILITATOR OR OTHERS DURING OR AFTER A MEETING)