Annual Measurable Objectives Work Group

Meeting and communication norms

In order to undertake the highly complex work of collaboratively developing a successful ESEA Flexibility application, we are committed to:

  • Building on and supporting one another’s efforts;
  • Acknowledging and encouraging different approaches as we collaborate;
  • Trusting in the integrity of one another;
  • Monitoring our air time in group gatherings;
  • Communicating openly, clearly, and directly;
  • Acknowledging and honoring different perspectives;
  • Assuming positive intentions of all members;
  • Make use of ‘Parking Lot’ to list and keep track of ideas and questions not directly related to the meeting’s agenda that will need to be addressed at a later date.
  • Workgroup members unable to attend a meeting may designate an alternate to attend in their stead. It is the responsibility of both the alternate and the member they are replacing to keep one another apprised.
  • Be willing to momentarily suspend disbelief in order to fully contemplate the value of all ideas.