Collaboration for the Common Good
Our Five Principles
Our distinctive approach to promoting collaboration for the common good follows five guiding principles. We teach and use these principles in every program we sponsor.
Before speaking our minds, we should think honestly about our own assumptions and biases and consider their soundness.
We should express ourselves clearly, reasonably, and respectfully.
We should pay attention to what others have to say and consider the possibility that they have insights we lack.
We should strive to understand and appreciate why others think and feel the way they do.
In order to identify solutions to the problem at hand, we must first carefully weigh the input of all participants in a give-and-take process of discourse.