I am reading this book Inclusion Making Room for Grace by Eric H.F. Law. I found the following "Respectful Community Guidelines" helpful when approaching a meeting. We don't always all agree on everything, so in trying to respect other's and hear what they are saying...check these out.....
R - take RESPONSIBILITY for what you say and feel without blaming others
E - engage in EMPATHETIC listening
S - be SENSITIVE to differences in communication styles.
P - PONDER what you hear and feel before you speak
E - EXAMINE your own assumptions and perceptions
C - keep CONFIDENTIALITY
T - TOLERATE ambiguity because we are not here to debate who or what is right or wrong