Dialogue for depolarization
I offer a workshop series on community dialogue specializing in divisive social and political issues. My approach proceeds from self-awareness building, to interpersonal skills and communication methods, to group dialogue practice. The training includes exercises to generate self-awareness around cognitive biases, attitudinal motivations, emotional triggers, communication techniques to navigate political/ideological differences, the mindmap technique to explore how we make sense of specific issues, navigating factual disputes, and much more.
In our polarized political atmosphere it is crucial that we learn to have productive disagreements with each other. Families, relationships, and communities have gone down in flames over heated political disputes. This workshop is ideal for communities experiencing acute polarization around specific issues (which the workshop can be tailored around), as participants are first equipped with dialogue tools before partaking in facilitated group practice.