How we will welcome multiple perspectives and encourage open expression of ideas:

  • Model and require respectful behavior in all personal interactions because words and actions, or the lack thereof, have powerful meanings
  • In CTSG-sponsored, co-sponsored or facilitated meetings, programs, events and office spaces:
  • Clearly articulate expectations for respectful behavior that offers everyone a chance to participate
  • Treat everyone as an individual who is unique and has something of value to contribute
  • Greet everyone with respect and a smile
  • Ask if there is anything else we can do to make your visit comfortable
  • Facilitate discussions in a manner that ensures that everyone’s voice is heard
  • Offer an opportunity to share pronouns and use appropriate pronouns when offered
  • Pay attention to body language to recognize discomfort in others
  • Intervene appropriately when someone is not being treated respectfully
  • Recognize, admit and address missteps

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