Practical suggestions for running an online circle in times of physical distancing

“Online Circles are most effective when they reproduce the function of the talking piece: only one person speaks at a time and there are no interruptions to that speaker. This can be achieved by establishing an order of speaking at the beginning of the Circle that includes every participant in the group. This order is then strictly followed for the duration of the Circle. It is helpful to have
a co-facilitator or assistant to the facilitator who keeps track of the order and can remind participants when their turn arises. If they wish, each participant can have a talking piece that they hold when they speak, and they can share the story of their talking piece the first time they use it. As in physical Circles, it is always okay to pass without speaking or to hold a few moments of silence before passing.” Read full article from Kay Pranis