Please join us in our mission to engage with civility from this moment forward.

At City Club of Central Oregon, we are committed to fostering an environment of civility that welcomes everyone. Uniqueness is powerful and being inclusive allows us to build conscious and civic-minded community through dialogue, education and research.

By striving for civility and inclusiveness, City Club of Central Oregon is a leader in responsible civic engagement. It is our goal to engage in civil discourse at every forum and within the community. We vow to treat everyone, including panelists and forum guests with dignity and respect. Additionally, City Club of Central Oregon board members, staff and volunteers are committed to ensure the principles of civility are always followed.

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Tools of Civility 

LISTEN

LISTEN

Focus on others to understand their points of view.

DON'T GOSSIP

DON'T GOSSIP

…and don’t accept when others choose to do so.

SHOW RESPECT

SHOW RESPECT

Honor others and their opinions, especially during disagreement.

BE INCLUSIVE

BE INCLUSIVE

Welcome everyone working for the GREATER GOOD of the community.

PAY ATTENTION

PAY ATTENTION

Be aware and attend to the world and the people.

BE AGREEABLE

BE AGREEABLE

Look for opportunities to AGREE. Don’t contradict just to so.

APOLOGIZE

APOLOGIZE

BE SINCERE and repair damaged relationships.

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM

When disagreeing, STICK TO THE ISSUES and don’t make a personal attack.

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

Don’t shift responsibility and blame onto others. Share disagreements publicly.