KBOO’s Programming Charter states that KBOO fills needs that other media do not, providing programming to diverse communities and unserved or underserved groups, and that KBOO shall provide access and training to those communities.
- Yelling / shouting (that is heard outside of room)
- Hurtful words (racial or gender based epithets—name calling)
- Threatening language (eluding to retaliatory action, intimidation or threat of physical violence)
- Being personally disparaging to an individual or group while in the building.
- No physical violence will be tolerated
- Weapons do not belong in the workplace and will not be allowed at KBOO. Use of any weapon or threat of such use will result in immediate termination from KBOO.
- Physical aggression, intimidation, angrily “getting in someone’s space”, are not appropriate.
Additionally, the staff have the responsibility to ask that a person engaging in inappropriate behavior to leave the building for a “cool-down” period. Before returning to normal duties, a meeting with the volunteer coordinator along with the appropriate supervisor may be necessary to discuss needed resolution. It is possible that in extreme circumstances, an offense may be deemed so egregious that other disciplinary action (including termination) may be deemed appropriate.
KBOO Meeting Guidelines
in alignment with our strategic goal of creating a Beloved Community at KBOO Radio
- Take care of yourself.
- Make space; create room for all to have a say.
- Claim space; share your perspective.
- Say what you need to say without humiliating anyone. Use “I” statements; speak from your own experience.
- Don’t make assumptions; ask for clarification.
- Turn off your phone, or put it on vibrate if you’re expecting an important call.
- Raise your hand to contribute and wait to be acknowledged by the facilitator.
- Do not share another person’s story without their permission.
- Expect mistakes, but be accountable and stay committed to each relationship and to the work.
- It is every group member’s responsibility to uphold KBOO’s Beloved Community Meeting Guidelines and to stay focused on the topic/agenda. If the group strays from these principles, use the process-check sign to pause the discussion and get the meeting back on track. The process-check sign is not to be misused.
- The process-check sign is a triangle formed by two hands with the index fingers touching and the thumbs touching to form a triangle shape.
Abbreviated House Rules
- State your needs directly.
- Communicate directly with someone who has offended you. If this is not possible or safe, please reach out to a staff member.
- Be tolerant and respectful.
- Dismissing or humiliating another community member is unacceptable.
- Verbal and physical violence will not be tolerated.
- Taking care of our community is EVERYBODY’S responsibility!
Steps for Dealing with Disruptions During Meetings and Other Gatherings
- Awareness of disruption and process check (discuss disruption; review meeting guidelines)
- Decide if the disrupting party needs to leave the meeting/gathering; if so, facilitator takes the lead on the process.
- Check-in for group wellness status (do we need a break?).
- Re-statement of purpose for meeting/gathering.
- Agreement and continuation of agenda.
9 Healthy Ways to Communicate
- Reflect back what is being said. Use their words, not yours.
- Begin where they are, not where you want them to be.
- Be curious and open to what they are trying to say.
- Notice what they are saying and what they are not.
- Emotionally relate to how they are feeling. Nurture the relationship.
- Notice how you are feeling. Be honest and authentic.
- Take responsibility for your part in the conflict or misunderstanding.
- Try to understand how their past affects who they are and how those experiences affect their relationship with you.
- Stay with the process and the relationship, not just the solution.
Source: StirFry Seminars & Consulting, www.stirfryseminars.com
KBOO’s Strategic Planning Goal:
By 2020, KBOO has deepened its internal and external connections to build “the Beloved Community.”