The Circle Way works in any setting where there is a genuine desire to hear each person’s voice. People come to family, church, and community gatherings because they seek connection or input. Yet, without structure for gathering voices and careful listening, many people’s contributions and concerns go unnoticed.

A circle empowers even the youngest participants in a family reunion to share thoughts. A circle strengthens and deepens the connections and collaboration in a church leadership team. And a circle helps organize a contentious community meeting into careful listening space for diverse opinions.