Way of Council

Building relationships one circle at a time.


Circle Ways

  • Vista partners with Circle Ways to provide staff ongoing training in the facilitation of Way of Council.

The Four Intentions

  • Speak from the Heart
  • Listen from the Heart
  • Speak Spontaneously 
  • Speak Leanly

Building Empathy

  • Being “in council” helps students develop attention, concentration, and listening skills; to express themselves fully and appropriately; and to suspend preconceptions.

Council as a Restorative Practice

  • Not only does Vista use Way of Council to build community, it is also used to restore relationships and trust when needed.