UPDATE 12/17: The training series is currently full. Please sign up for the wait list and we'll let you know if a space open up. Adding your name to the wait list will also help us gauge whether to add another series later in 2018.
Based on many requests that emerged through the Hands Across the Hills MA-KY project, Dr. Paula Green will offer a three-session training program in core facilitation skills for community conversations.
Sundays: January 7, 14, 21
Snow date: January 28
Attendance in at least 2 out of 3 sessions required, otherwise space will go to others
9am-1pm each day
Each session will be four-hours long, allowing ample time for hands-on practice in methods that support groups to do their best speaking, listening, and understanding. The emphasis will be on facilitating opportunities for communities to explore views, values, and sensitive issues beyond the heated rhetoric, blame, and polarization currently dividing us. We will provide dialogue handouts, recommend supplementary reading, and encourage participants to reach out for partnerships for dialogue in the Valley and beyond. In the last session, we will focus on ways that you can apply these new skills in your own community.
Dialogue fosters a search for common ground and mutuality, often providing an opportunity to establish relationships, increase empathy, broaden views of conflict dynamics, and bridge differences. Dialogue is a tool for building more peaceful communities, but is not a substitute for other interventions or a cure-all for our global dilemmas.
Registration and more information
For info about the content of the workshops, contact Paula Green: firstname.lastname@example.org
For help with registration, contact Stacey Lennard: email@example.com
Photo by Roswell Angier