We promise to Trust,
To welcome each other,
To be courteous, patient and warm,
To give and gain the benefit of the doubt.
We promise to Resolve,
To be clear and direct in communication,
To be willing to negotiate,
To seek mutual resolution to conflict,
To share responsibility.
We promise to Understand,
To affirm and celebrate the value added by our diversity,
To express opinions while remaining emotionally centered,
To listen thoughtfully and judge slowly,
To contemplate change,
To strive for mutual understanding.
We promise to Engage,
To build acquaintance, teamwork, and friendship,
To accept a share of the work,
To bring a smile, share a laugh, spread some joy,
To be grateful.