What Are Group Agreements

You may be afraid that people will disagree, which is why many people use “basic rules.” Ironically, and unsurprisingly, the presentation of rules can trigger exactly the behavior of the people we are afraid of because this idea is unconsciously spreading throughout the group. Trust the group! We will then take about 15 minutes to discuss these contracts before we finally agree. It is important that the group and the coach fully understand what each point means. If someone is not sure, it should be noted and clarified. If everyone is happy and the treaties are concluded, they must be signed by all. You sign the contract established by the Group and each person in the group signs your contract. These contracts are then put on the wall for the duration of the training session and are sent back if necessary. Group agreements, sometimes as group norms, sometimes as group expectations and others (although less desirable, as I write below) that group rules help to establish a normative culture. It is a culture in which young people begin to develop a sense of respect, trust and, hopefully, vulnerable people. This type of normative culture is therapeutic in nature and benefits young people in traditional classrooms or clinical groups. If they succeed (and it also has a lot to do with the young people in the groups, not just with them as intermediaries who do group contracts, that is, who cut themselves a little easily if you try to do so and that it does not lead to a very confident and cohesive group), there is the potential to offer the young people you work with a very transformative experience.

Let us remember, for example, that in mainstream society, right now, we are encouraging our young men to be anti-emotional (minus anger) and that our young women place superficial beauty above inner personal qualities. Creating a culture of trust and friendliness could reduce this type of conditioning. And again (sorry for the lack of balance sheet, but I repeat for the accent), this could benefit the youth in all from a single group of gender therapy to a mixed class of gender social studies in a high school. Other methods of developing group agreements may be appropriate for shorter workshops or meetings. You should finish it in less than 15 minutes, and make the deal for anyone, ideally, write on a whiteboard or use paperboard and put it on the wall. While agreements must be generated by the participants themselves, the 11 common elements that promote a safe group environment are described below. If the group does not respond to these elements alone, this list can be used as a call for debate during the development process. 4. Passport law – supports people who do not want to talk in a group without asking them to explain themselves. Many people skip this step when they work with groups, whether in a short-term event or in a long-term environment such as a classroom. However, it is a large part of prevention that can help succeed in a group experience.

There are many ways to enter into group agreements that allow each member to participate in the group environment and results.