• NAPS Doulas Cultural Norms

     Purpose

    To further NAPS Doulas’ goal to become a socially just and inclusive, multicultural organization. By establishing these norms for our internal meetings, as well as our external meetings, we continue to educate our leadership, our membership, and our community that we are working to put the policies, practices, and procedures into place to achieve our goal.

     

    Introductions

    Name, Preferred Pronoun, Access Needs

    Introductions are to be used for all continuing education and round table events. Additionally, they should be used whenever non-board members or non-NASE committee members are in attendance. Access Needs will be used at all meetings and/or NAPS events.

     

     

    NASE (NAPS Alliance for Social Equity) Committee Meetings Cultural Norms
    Confidentiality; lessons can leave; details cannot Move up; speaking / Move up; listening
    Stay engaged Speak your truth
    Expect and accept non-closure Experience discomfort
    No fixing Listen for understanding
    Nobody knows everything; together we know a lot Take risks
    Leave room for growth Take care of yourself; ask questions
    Honor commitments

     

     

    NAPS Board Meeting Cultural Norms
    Confidentiality; lessons can leave; details cannot Move up; speaking / Move up; listening
    Speak from your own experience Demonstrate respect
    Inclusive language (they, folks, all of you, you all) Inclusive Language
    Honor commitments Listen for understanding

     

     

    NAPS Continuing Education /Round Table Cultural Norms
    Confidentiality; lessons can leave; details cannot Move up; speaking / Move up; listening encouraged
    Inclusive language (they, folks, all of you, you all) Demonstrate respect