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Oct. 3-4, 2019

Basic Facilitation Skills: Designing and Facilitating Dialogue Across Difference

Organizer: Essential Partners

This two-day workshop will help participants build the skills they need to facilitate tough conversations in daily life, in their community, in an organization, or in formal dialogues. The Essential Partners framework promotes connection and curiosity between those who see each other as enemies. For three decades, our unique approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world—but the basic principles of the EP's framework are applicable to local community issues, organizational development, congregations, and everyday conversations. Intentional communication helps individuals, organizations, and communities build trust, enhance resilience, and engage in constructive conversations despite deeply-held differences of value, belief, opinion, or identity. This workshop is designed to help participants develop a powerful set of tools to achieve those goals and adapt them to meet the needs of their contexts.

Location: 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 212, Cambridge, MA 02138