How Can a RoundTable Benefit Educators & Facilitators?

Key Benefits to Your Organization

  • RoundTables foster systemic change, treating the whole organization/school rather than a part. RoundTables are:
  • Inclusive: suitable for K-12+ classrooms as well as faculty, PTSA, and district meetings; staff meetings and trainings; from front line workers to upper management.
  • Ongoing: fit into existing classrooms and meetings, with a 30 minute weekly/monthly session.
  • Emancipatory: increase learning, performance, and community spirit.
  • Time-, space-, and cost-efficient!: After about five coached sessions, users (students, educators, parents, workers or managers) run and revise the program themselves.

GEMS RoundTables adapt easily to classroom subject matter in textbooks, readers, educational standards (language arts, social studies, science) and to school and workplace meetings’ agenda, too. They:

  • Develop the selected subject matter, topic or agenda more widely and deeply.
  • Increase peoples’ opportunities to express themselves, to think about what they are learning, and to access the points of views of others.
  • Foster mutual and self-respect, appreciation, and community spirit.
  • Spread the prestige of leadership among all participants as sessions are peer-run.