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Public Conversation Project presents their Fall workshops

The Public Conversations Project’s unique, experiential workshops equip people from all fields with knowledge, skills and tools for preventing and transforming deep conflict. This fall, we are offering five workshops in different locales around the nation, each at an affordable cost. Whether you’re experiencing this approach for the first time or adding to your skill set as a seasoned professional, our workshops offer powerful learning opportunities.

Dues-paying NCDD members receive a 15% discount off of all PCP trainings! Also, PCP offers CE credits through NBCC and MAMFT. This fall’s workshops include:

  • The Power of Dialogue: Constructive Conversations on Divisive Issues
  • Transforming Divisive Conversation: A Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders
  • The Frazzled Facilitator: Retaining Our Presence of Mind
  • Inquiry as Intervention: Crafting Questions with Purpose and Impact

Learn more and register at www.publicconversations.org/fall-2011-workshops.

The Power of Dialogue: Constructive Conversations on Divisive Issues

Our signature workshop offers a deep exploration of Reflective Structured Dialogue, an intentional communication process marked by its unique capacity to reduce threat and foster mutual understanding across lines of deep difference. Through immersion in an extensive case simulation, participants will learn about the dynamics of polarization and conflict, and explore modes of communication that increase trust, re-humanize opponents and shift relationships.

October 20-22
 in Seattle, WA

Fee: $450 ($382 for NCDD dues-paying members)

AND

November 3-5
 in Milwaukee, WI

Fee:
Register by September 22: $375 ($318 for NCDD dues-paying members)
Register after September 22: $450 ($382 for NCDD dues-paying members)

18 CE credits

http://www.publicconversations.org/content/new-pod

Transforming Divisive Conversation: A Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders

Like all communities, faith communities are characterized as much by their diversity as by their shared identity, beliefs and values. Conflict can arise around differences in theology, worship, identity, and transition. Transforming Divisive Conversation will explore ways that congregational leaders can approach conflict, prevent corrosive interactions and help their members engage each other in constructive ways.

October 27 in Watertown, MA

Fee: $150 ($127 for NCDD dues-paying members)

6 CE credits

http://www.publicconversations.org/workshops/transforming

The Frazzled Facilitator: Retaining Our Presence of Mind

What do we do as facilitators when we feel that the conversation is being undermined by disruptive, disrespectful, or antagonistic behaviors? Often we may feel frazzled and struggle to retain our presence of mind: the capacity to respond in an intentional and constructive way rather than freezing up or becoming defensive. This workshop will help facilitators develop ideas and strategies to respond effectively in thought, feeling and behavior.

November 18-19 in Watertown, MA

Fee:
Register by October 7: $250 ($212 for NCDD dues-paying members)
Register after October 7: $300 ($255 for NCDD dues-paying members)

12 CE credits

http://www.publicconversations.org/content/frazzled-facilitator

Inquiry as Intervention: Crafting Questions with Purpose and Impact

Questions are powerful. Once asked, they can either invite or inhibit understanding between the asker and the asked. In this workshop, participants will experience the effects that different questions have on them and on others. In addition, they will learn how to craft questions that open up new possibilities for conversations across deep differences.

December 1 
in Watertown, MA

Fee:
Register by October 15: $125 ($106 for NCDD dues-paying members)
Register after October 15: $150 ($127 for NCDD dues-paying members)

6 CE credits

http://www.publicconversations.org/workshops/iasi

If you have questions, please contact Program Manager Alison Streit-Baron at 617-923-1216 X13 or abaron@publicconversations.org.

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