Building Community: Connecting Across Difference

Building Community: Connecting Across Difference

Jun 20, 2019, 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

One of the roles of a leadership organization is to build “social muscle” in a community. This strengthens community leaders as well as the networks they are part of. The purpose of this workshop is to support community leaders – and community leadership organizations -- to build Civity –relationships of respect and empathy between people who are different from each other. The workshop includes presentation, skill-building, and practice in how to deepen a conversation, story-telling and story-listening, and “putting difference on the table”, as well as how to facilitate future Civity conversation spaces and events.

• Participants develop a better understanding of the essence of what it takes to support people to connect with people who are different from them
• Participants practice skills related to connecting across difference: starting and deepening a conversation, story-telling, and listening
• Participants have an opportunity to think and talk with others about the role of their own organization as a catalyst of this work

Session Leaders:

Malka Kopell, Civity