Online Event: Reciprocity Circle

The Reciprocity Circle is a dynamic group exercise that applies the “pay-it-forward” principle to your group while creating high-quality connections.

Participants of the Reciprocity Circle get the information they need and solve real problems, both personal and professional. Moreover, it energizes a group, creating strong relationships that help individuals.

The Reciprocity Circle will be hosted by Vasiliki Bednar.

5-10 mins: Welcome and Overview

  • What is a Reciprocity Circle?
  • What do the commitments today look like/how do they translate?
  • Example of some of the questions you might ask during the session
  • Rules (e.g. not recorded, totally confidential, cannot be referenced)

30 mins: Randomized, private break out rooms

  • Take turns: 3 mins of sharing a professional challenge, then 10 mins of constructive questions from group (1 at a time) – can only share question
  • Ideas and brainstorm of solutions/strategies/together


Vass Bednar is an interdisciplinary wonk focused on ensuring that we have the regulatory structures we need to embrace the future of work and new ways of living. To build her policy tool kit, she has held leadership roles at Airbnb, Queen’s Park, the City of Toronto, the University of Toronto, and Delphia. A graduate of McMaster University’s Arts & Science Program, Vass holds her Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Toronto and completed Action Canada and Civic Action DiverseCity Fellowships. Passionate about public dialogue, she was also the co-host of “Detangled,” a weekly pop-culture and public policy radio show and podcast that ran from 2016 to 2018. She works with actors in the technology and policy space and writes the newsletter “regs to riches,” which is about Canadian startups and regulation.

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