Circles technology is a much-loved approach to group facilitation that is used in school classrooms, dispute resolution, mediation, juvenile justice, reconciliation processes and restorative justice practice. Group workers and facilitators around the world have adopted Circles processes.
And now here it is: the world’s first hands-on tool that identifies 42 key elements that sit at the hub of Circles conversations. These are the values or ground rules that build cultures of respect into Circles work. Based on Sue Roffey’s ‘ASPIRE’ acronym, Strengths in Circles is built around 6 essential themes:
Each theme names 6 key values that can be discussed, interpreted and considered for adoption as ground rules by any group. Watch the dynamics of the group evolve within the sphere of these values!
*Making good choices—could there be any more valuable life skill?* Everyone has strengths! Sometimes they are hidden and sometimes they shine like blazing lights. And sometimes, especially when things get tough, we may wonder where our strengths have gone! We may think of strengths as qualities we inherit (such as patience, resilience or kindness), resources we gather (such as a house, a computer or a car) or skills we learn as we journey through life (such as a profession or other skills and talents such as fixing an engine, growing... More info
* Gender equity matters to us all.* Gender Fairness is a professional, highly-engaging learning tool for: generating conversation and reflection about gender roles and fairness exploring gender fairness in a safe, curious and respectful way creating shared learning for groups, teams, organisations, businesses and communities deepening understanding about how gender unfairness limits opportunities and creates power imbalances shifting cultures of gender unfairness by clearly naming and respectfully challenging the issues developing an inspiring vision for gender equity that benefits everyone. Each card features: an important topic such as ‘Social Messages’, ‘Sexualisation’ or... More info
Can-Do Dinosaurs is designed to help adults introduce children to the critical skills needed for safety, self-reflection, resilience and interrelationships. Featuring a herd of 28 dinosaurs direct from the Jurassic era, this resource carries a timeless and invaluable message for children—that they can learn and grow by focusing on what they can do, rather than on what they can’t. The cards are ideal for helping children overcome fears, develop confidence, build friendships and make good decisions. They’re also great for helping children acquire the skills of turn-taking, listening and assertiveness! ... More info