Strategies for Exploring the Complexities of Ethical Decision Making for Students
Circle Processes are an important part of many cultures and indigenous populations around the world and are used as a means for collective decision making, community sharing and dispute resolution. Elements of Circle Processes are also used in parts of our society as a way to build community, resolve conflict, and reach consensus. The Circle is a non-hierarchical, shared space, developed by its participants and is used as a means to share information and learn of others’ perspectives and beliefs in safe, non-threatening manner. The purpose of this webinar is to provide a forum to learn about Circles and how to facilitate Circle Processes as a way to discuss and analyze various components of ethics and decision making. Insights from a variety of perspectives including research on conflict in interpreting, conflict theory, communications and professional guides such as the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct will all be a part of this discussion. Participants will be introduced to concepts of Circle Processes including the format of Circles, the role and function of Circle Keepers, and strategies to utilize this process with students and colleagues to unpack and discuss case studies explore ethical decision making.