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Aug. 6-8, 2020

Protecting America's Vote: Our March to the Ballot Box

Organizer: Transformative Justice Coalition

Every day, the news brings more stories of nefarious actions being taken by states, by outside special interest groups, and by foreign entities to confuse, isolate, and disenfranchise the votes and voices of American citizens. We know that voter suppression efforts have been numerous: purges of millions of voter registrations in the states; imposition of onerous voter ID laws; cuts to early voting; elimination of Souls to the Polls Sundays; exact signature match requirements; unprocessed voter registrations; crackdowns on voter registration groups; and, reduction of polling sites. We know that Russian trolls have put out incorrect information about candidates, about voting sites and dates, and that they will continue to be active during the 2020 election season. Gerrymandering has reduced the impact of voices of people of color and other disenfranchised groups. The list of ways that the vote has been suppressed goes on and on.

All of these issues have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic which, since March, has wreaked havoc over the primaries in every state that has held an election. Sadly, communities of color are being negatively impacted by polling place reductions, understaffed polls, and unequal accessibility to vote-by-mail, and the lack of other needed voting options. In several cases, the Supreme Court has already adversely ruled severely curtailing efforts to expand the right to vote in the states due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Join us at the Summit, where we will strategize about best tactics to defeat voter suppression and share tools to protect our sacred voting rights. Through presentations by a diverse cadre of nationally known speakers and substantive work shops, the Summit will provide the information, the tools, and the organizational skills and resources to protect our votes this fall and in the future. We will also discuss ways to increase voter registration; conduct effective voter contact; voter mobilization; voter protection; and to effectively protect voters in this "virus voting" environment. The Summit is being sponsored by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC), the National Election Defense Coalition, the Voting Rights Alliance, the Center For Social Justice & Reconciliation, and many more civic engagement organizations.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 6, 2020
12:00 PM (Pacific)

Virtual Screening and Conversation: 'John Lewis: Good Trouble'

Organizer: VoteRiders

Join in making some "good trouble" to honor the legacy of Rep. John Lewis with action on the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Never before has this country needed to hear the powerful voice of Mr. Lewis more. With his unwavering strength, relentless optimism, and indomitable spirit, he has gifted us with clear marching orders and a blueprint for saving our democracy. We hope you will join VoteRiders and some very special guests for a lively conversation about how we can make his vision a reality, and ensure that no one is stripped of their right to vote in 2020.

Location: Virtual

Aug. 6, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Foreign Interference: Rep. Elissa Slotkin and CAP VP Kelly Magsamen on the 2020 National Security Agenda

Organizer: Leadership Now Project

As we approach this year's election, our country faces serious questions about both America's role in the world and the very integrity of our democratic processes. How is America handling the threat of foreign interference in the 2020 election? What role might the military or the international community play in the event of an election crisis? And what's the potential for a foreign policy course correction under a new administration? Join us for a conversation with former CIA and Pentagon official turned Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (Mich.) and former Pentagon and White House official and VP of National Security at CAP Kelly Magsamen to examine all things at the intersection of national security and American democracy in 2020.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 6, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Mountain)

USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative: New Mexico

Organizer: University of Southern California — Election Cybersecurity Initiative

Because of the COVID-19 virus, we are facing unprecedented changes to our election landscape. Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we now have to view it through a different lens. At our virtual workshop, we will be discussing primary date changes, direct mail voting, facts you need to know and best practices for cyber safety. Campaigns, policymakers, thought-leaders and concerned citizens alike need objective, factual tools and information to help them secure campaigns and elections. The USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative is a brand new non-partisan independent project, supported by Google, to help protect campaigns and elections from cyber attacks.

Join us for a virtual workshop, designed to help protect campaigns and elections in this critical election year. Information for joining the call will be emailed to you 24-48 hours in advance of the workshop.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 6, 2020
5:00 PM (Eastern)

A Constitutional Crisis Could be Coming: Why it could take until 2022 to resolve the 2020 election

Organizer: Reform Elections Now

While Joe Biden could win the popular vote, Republican legislators could approve electors for Donald Trump. If the election goes to the House of Representatives, Republicans are likely to win, because, while Democrats have a majority of the seats, each state gets one vote and Republicans currently control a majority of the states.

A disputed election and Constitutional crisis over the counting of mail-in votes would be a disaster for our country. The irony is that while the possibility of having such a crisis is real, there are simple solutions to avoid such a crisis. If we act now, we can get governments to take steps to ensure that mail-in votes are counted quickly and effectively, and the election is settled in 2020, not in 2022. Please join Reform Elections Now to discuss this threat to American Democracy and actions that can be taken now to resolve these problems before they occur.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 6, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern)

Book Launch for "Political Communication Ethics: Theory and Practice"

Organizer: Project on Ethics in Political Communication

Emmy Award winning journalist and former CNN Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno interviews Project director and School of Media and Public Affairs professor Peter Loge and SMPA student Anthony Thomas about Loge's new edited book "Political Communication Ethics: Theory and Practice."

From the publisher: "'Political Communication Ethics: Theory and Practice' brings together scholars and practitioners to introduce students to what, if any, ethical responsibilities political professionals have. Chapter authors range from a Trump advisor to an Obama appointee, from leading academics to top digital strategists, and more.

"As a collection of diverse perspectives covering speechwriting and political communication, advocacy, political campaigns, online politics, and American civil religion, this book serves as an essential resource for students and scholars across many disciplines."

Location: Webinar

Aug. 6, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern)

National Business Network Call

Organizer: American Promise

Hear Jeff Clements, co-founder and president, speak about American Promise's 2020 strategy and the importance of our National Business Network. Learn about how the powerful business voice is uniquely positioned to help win the American Promise Amendment.

Meet National Business Network Supporters and Members on this kick-off call. Dive into the economic argument, weigh in on actions, and make a difference for the greater good as we begin our journey as a National Business Network together to level the playing field in America's marketplace.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 7, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Eastern)

2020 Future Summit

Organizer: Millennial Action Project

Each summer, the Millennial Action Project hosts the largest bipartisan convening of young state legislators during the Future Summit. Over the past three years, hundreds of legislators from across the country have set aside party differences and joined together to collaborate, share policy ideas, and gain insight from national policy experts. The Future Summit serves as a central location for policymakers to highlight their efforts and propose solutions to advance legislation in areas disproportionately affecting the millennial and future generations.

As we look towards the 2020 Virtual Future Summit, MAP is continuously looking to expand its mission of advancing bipartisan policy to the benefit of young generations across the nation. Future Summit provides new and innovative perspectives, bridging the partisan divide, and adding to the ranks of audacious young leaders ready to chart a new path forward. MAP looks forward to hosting new and familiar faces at the 2020 Future Summit — the first virtual summit — and the opportunity for attendees to build a network of new relationships, envision new ideas, and discover a zeal for creating strong, bipartisan, Millennial-driven policy.

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Location: Virtual

Aug. 8, 2020

Hawaii primary

Hawaii holds its state primary election.

Aug. 11, 2020

Connecticut primary

Connecticut holds its presidential and state primary elections (presidential primary postponed from April 28).

Aug. 11, 2020

Georgia primary runoffs

Georgia holds its primary runoff elections (postponed from July 21).

Aug. 11, 2020

Minnesota primary

Minnesota holds its state primary election.

Aug. 11, 2020

South Dakota primary runoffs

South Dakota holds its primary runoff elections.

Aug. 11, 2020

Vermont primary

Vermont holds its state primary election.

Aug. 11, 2020

Wisconsin primary

Wisconsin holds its state primary election.

Aug. 11, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)

USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative: North Carolina

Organizer: University of Southern California — Election Cybersecurity Initiative

Because of the COVID-19 virus, we are facing unprecedented changes to our election landscape. Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we now have to view it through a different lens. At our virtual workshop, we will be discussing primary date changes, direct mail voting, facts you need to know and best practices for cyber safety. Campaigns, policymakers, thought-leaders and concerned citizens alike need objective, factual tools and information to help them secure campaigns and elections. The USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative is a brand new non-partisan independent project, supported by Google, to help protect campaigns and elections from cyber attacks.

Join us for a virtual workshop, designed to help protect campaigns and elections in this critical election year. Information for joining the call will be emailed to you 24-48 hours in advance of the workshop.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 11, 2020
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Eastern)

National Online Debate – Felon Enfranchisement

Organizer: Braver Angels

Resolved: People who have been convicted of a crime should be eligible to vote in all elections.

You probably haven't experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where competing candidates attempt to win votes. Nor is it a competitive high school or college debate, where people advocate positions in which they may not believe for the sole purpose of vanquishing their foes.

A Braver Angels Debate is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other's ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Your Kitchen Cabinet: Commerce. Who Are We?

Organizer: VoteRunLead

Season 2 of "Your Kitchen Cabinet: Radical Leaders Uncovering the Past to Build the Democracy We All Deserve" is a six part series on Zoom that will examine the origins and ideas that birthed democracy in the United States and how those ideals still reverberate today. As candidates and campaigns seek to transform our democracy in this special moment, it is important to understand how we really came to be, to illuminate where we are going, and most importantly, to reveal what type of democracy we deserve.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 12, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern)

'Suppressed: The Fight to Vote' Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Organizers: Fix Democracy First and League of Women Voters of Atlantic County, New Jersey

Join a free virtual film screening and panel discussion of "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote," a documentary by Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films, who will be joining us to introduce the film. The film weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. Guest panelists will include: Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia; Nancy Hedinger, President of LWVNJ; and other representatives from the LWVNJ. View the trailer.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 13, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)

USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative: New Jersey

Organizer: University of Southern California — Election Cybersecurity Initiative

Because of the COVID-19 virus, we are facing unprecedented changes to our election landscape. Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we now have to view it through a different lens. At our virtual workshop, we will be discussing primary date changes, direct mail voting, facts you need to know and best practices for cyber safety. Campaigns, policymakers, thought-leaders and concerned citizens alike need objective, factual tools and information to help them secure campaigns and elections. The USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative is a brand new non-partisan independent project, supported by Google, to help protect campaigns and elections from cyber attacks.

Join us for a virtual workshop, designed to help protect campaigns and elections in this critical election year. Information for joining the call will be emailed to you 24-48 hours in advance of the workshop.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 13, 2020
2:00 PM (Eastern)

Engaging Candidates Virtually During Covid-19

Organizer: Nonprofit Vote

While the news may be focused on the presidential race this November, communities across the country are also electing state and local officials and candidate debates, forums, and other events are prevalent in the summer and fall months to help voters learn more about candidates and their campaigns. Not knowing who is on the ballot is a common reason cited by potential voters for why they didn't participate in an election. As a nonpartisan voter education activity, candidate engagement is a key strategy for nonprofits encouraging the people they serve to vote.

Although in person events will be limited this year and many campaigns are choosing digital outreach to prioritize the safety of staff, volunteers, and the community, there is still a role for nonprofits to play! By pivoting our in-person events and contact to virtual formats we can still make sure that our communities are informed about their choices and that candidates understand who and what our organizations stand for. This webinar will cover why candidate engagement matters, how to keep it nonpartisan, and ways to adapt to online formats and platforms. Our featured speakers will share their first hand experience on this topic.

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Location: Webinar

Aug. 13, 2020
2:45 PM (Eastern)

Improving Democracy: A Conversation with Dr. Danielle Allen and Yuval Levin

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget/FixUS

Between the stresses imposed by the COVID pandemic and our highly polarized political environment, the country is facing a range of challenges. Please join us for the inaugural event in our Big Ideas Webinar Series, during which we will discuss the status of American democracy, the effects of the current health and economic crises on our political system and institutions, and what solutions could be adopted to strengthen our system of government. The conversation will feature Danielle Allen, professor at Harvard University and the director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and Yuval Levin, director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "A Time to Build." Danielle and Yuval recently served on the American Academy of Arts & Science's Commission on Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century, and we will discuss their new report, "Our Common Purpose."

Location: Webinar

Aug. 13, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific)

Equity in Democracy: Why This Moment Calls for Proportional Representation

Organizers: Fix Democracy First and FairVote Washington

At a time when people are calling for meaningful reforms to policing and political institutions, engaged people everywhere are calling for systemic change to address entrenched problems in our democracy. From calls to reimagine policing to reforming the way in which we elect our representatives, it is clear that people are fed up with the status quo. Our laws and institutions have prevented meaningful representation in elected bodies, and left many feeling voiceless. Join us for a special discussion on proportional representation with expert panelists: Ruth Greenwood, Campaign Legal Center Co-Director, Voting Rights & Redistricting; Pedro Hernandez, FairVote Senior Policy Coordinator; Susan Soto Palmer, Yakima County Plaintiff WA Voting Rights Act; Mohit Nair, FairVote WA Partnerships Director (moderator).

Location: Webinar

Aug. 17-20, 2020

Democratic National Convention

The Democrats gather for their presidential nominating convention.

Aug. 19, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Your Kitchen Cabinet: Representation. What Do We Deserve?

Organizer: VoteRunLead

Season 2 of "Your Kitchen Cabinet: Radical Leaders Uncovering the Past to Build the Democracy We All Deserve" is a six part series on Zoom that will examine the origins and ideas that birthed democracy in the United States and how those ideals still reverberate today. As candidates and campaigns seek to transform our democracy in this special moment, it is important to understand how we really came to be, to illuminate where we are going, and most importantly, to reveal what type of democracy we deserve.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 21, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM (Pacific)

Election R&D Dialogues: Democratic National Convention 2020 Recap

Organizer: USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

The Democratic National Committee is moving forward with its convention either virtually or with limited in-person attendance Aug. 17-20. Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy, co-directors of the Center for the Political Future, will recap the week's highlights, forecast their November predictions, and welcome your questions.

Organizers chose Milwaukee, a first for the city, because of its legacy as a union town in one of the most critical battleground states. Historically the convention has been a four-day spectacle, culminating with the candidate's address as the grand finale. This year will look drastically different due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Roughly 4,000 delegates from all 50 states and territories participate to vote on nominees for president and vice president, the party platform, and other procedural motions. The convention will be Biden's first public appearance outside of his Delaware home since the final Democratic presidential primary debate in March.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 24-27, 2020

Republican National Convention

The Republicans gather for their presidential nominating convention.

Aug. 26, 2020
1:00 PM (Eastern)

Timing is Everything: Absentee Ballot Processing

Organizer: National Conference of State Legislatures

Join us to discuss key considerations for absentee, or mail, voting: the timeline for ballot processing. More attention than ever is focused on voting by mail. This meeting will address technical aspects of the process, and what states that expect to see an increase in absentee voting this year can do now to efficiently manage the flow of ballots in November (and maybe—just maybe—avoid delaying the release of election results). We will begin with when ballots are mailed out and review each step up until every ballot has been counted. Come with questions for our panelists and the NCSL elections team.

Location: Webinar

Aug. 28, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM (Pacific)

Election R&D Dialogues: Republican National Convention 2020 Recap

Organizer: USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

The Republican National Convention (RNC) is slated for Aug. 24-27 in Charlotte, N.C. Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy, co-directors of the Center for the Political Future, will cut through the news headlines to break down the important moments and share their November predictions.

The RNC is expected to formally renominate President Trump and Vice President Pence and "to celebrate together America's greatness." Convention delegates will vote on the GOP platform and various procedural motions. It will be one of the country's first mass gatherings since the Covid-19 outbreak and a signal that President Trump is intent on returning the country to normalcy.

The decision for Charlotte, considered America's No. 1 up-and-coming city, to host this year's RNC was made in 2018, well before the pandemic. The polarizing decision narrowly passed Charlotte's mostly Democratic City Council, and now City Council members worry about a large influx of visitors coming to one of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus in the state.

Location: Webinar

Sept. 1, 2020
12:00 PM (Mountain)

Political Digital Ads: Disclosure, Free Speech and Legislation​

Organizer: National Conference of State Legislatures

In this session, attendees will learn about the current state of digital campaign ads, including how global entities such as Facebook, Twitter and Google are adapting to different states' requirements. The speakers will present different perspectives on ensuring free speech while maintaining transparency.

Location: Webinar

Sept. 3, 2020
12:00 PM (Mountain)

Where Money and Free Speech Intersect

Organizer: National Conference of State Legislatures

America's right to free speech has served the nation well for 231 years. Now with technological advancements, an evolving legal landscape, and changing political tactics, how are states ensuring the transparency at the same time they're protecting free speech? Learn about state efforts to regulate money in politics (whether on the campaign trail or in the legislature) and when those efforts bump into free speech.

Location: Webinar

Sept. 9, 2020
12:00 PM (Eastern)

Lessons Learned From the 2020 Primaries

Organizer: National Conference of State Legislatures

Now, before we're in the thick of November's election fever, is an excellent time to pause and reflect on this year's primary season. What did we learn from the states, starting from Iowa's caucuses in February all the way through September's state primaries? We'll discuss the timing for primaries, whether state and presidential primaries are best run jointly or as two separate events, how ranked-choice voting performed this year, independent voters role in political party decisionmaking and more. Expect to take away ideas for 2022 or 2024.

Location: Webinar

Sept. 24-27, 2020

NCSL Redistricting Seminar: Portland

Organizer: National Conference of State Legislators

Portland, OR, will host the fourth of NCSL's five Getting Ready to Redistrict: Seminars for Practitioners and Others. If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, a commissioner, a commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, these seminars are for you. In 2 1/2 days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process. Expect answers to:

  • What's the legal landscape for redistricting?
  • What technology is available for redistricting?
  • What data are useful to use for redistricting?
  • How do states balance various principles and priorities when they redistrict?
  • How do you involve the public in the process?
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2020

National Speakers Conference

Organizer: State Legislative Leaders Foundation

The 29th Annual National Speakers Conference has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will now take place in Birmingham, Alabama from September 29-October 2, 2021. The meeting will be hosted by Alabama Speaker of the House, Mac McCutcheon. Speakers from all 50 states are invited to attend this annual event.

Registration is by invitation only. Invitations will be send out in June.

Location: Birmingham, AL

Oct. 8, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Creating Effective Stories to Share with Lawmakers: How to Create Stories to Move the Hearts, Minds, and VOTES of Lawmakers

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

People have trouble remembering facts, but they never forget a good story. Effective advocacy appeals to the heart, the head, and political health of the legislator. Learn how to organize and present your stories exercising the tactics actors use. This presentation includes the key elements of public policy advocacy storytelling, and walks participants through an exercise to develop their own personal stories to move the hearts, minds, and VOTES of lawmakers.

Location: Webinar

Oct. 26, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Introduction to Dialogue Across Differences

Organizer: Essential Partners

This one-day workshop uses real-world case studies to introduce participants to the theory and practice of EP's Reflective Structured Dialogue framework. For three decades, our unique approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world—but the basic principles of 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 provides a set of simple tools to achieve those goals.

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

Dec. 15, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Freshmen Spotlight: How to Build Relationships with New Members of Congress

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

Many advocates wake up the morning after elections to discover that their long-standing champions for their cause have been sent packing, causing a scramble to cultivate new congressional proponents on the Hill. Based on CMF research, including the first-ever survey of freshmen congressional offices in 2019, participants will learn about what it's like to set up and work in a freshman congressional office and how that impacts the strategies that many advocates commonly use to introduce themselves to new Members of Congress. This webinar is for citizen advocates as part of the Partnership for a More Perfect Union.

Location: Webinar

Jan. 15, 2021

NCSL Redistricting Seminar: Washington, D.C.

Organizer: National Conference of State Legislators

Washington, D.C., will host the fifth of NCSL's five Getting Ready to Redistrict: Seminars for Practitioners and Others. If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, a commissioner, a commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, these seminars are for you. In 2 1/2 days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process. Expect answers to:

  • What's the legal landscape for redistricting?
  • What technology is available for redistricting?
  • What data are useful to use for redistricting?
  • How do states balance various principles and priorities when they redistrict?
  • How do you involve the public in the process?
Location: Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)

Introduction to Dialogue Across Differences

Organizer: Essential Partners

This one-day workshop uses real-world case studies to introduce participants to the theory and practice of EP's Reflective Structured Dialogue framework. For three decades, our unique approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world—but the basic principles of 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 provides a set of simple tools to achieve those goals.

Location: 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 212, Cambridge, MA

May 17-19, 2021

Urgency of Civility: A Springboard for Action

Organizer: The Urgency of Civility

The planning for the 2021 Urgency of Civility has already started! The 2021 Urgency of Civility conference will be May 17-19, 2021. Mark the date in your calendar.

The location of the 2021 conference will at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia. We will have one evening session at the US Capital Building, home of the US Congress in Washington D.C.

Location: George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA

May 21, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)

Introduction to Dialogue Across Differences

Organizer: Essential Partners

This one-day workshop uses real-world case studies to introduce participants to the theory and practice of EP's Reflective Structured Dialogue framework. For three decades, our unique approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world—but the basic principles of 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 provides a set of simple tools to achieve those goals.

Location: 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 212, Cambridge, MA

June 17-18, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)

Advanced Facilitation Skills Workshop

Organizer: Essential Partners

Anyone who leads meetings can be thrown off balance in difficult moments. The difficulty might be an unexpected tension among group members or challenges to the facilitator's legitimacy. As a facilitator, you avoid "deer in headlights" moments by developing the capacity to stay cool and think on your feet.

This workshop helps experienced facilitators navigate these delicate, confrontational, or explosive moments effectively, with purpose and poise. The curriculum leverages reflective practices and real-world scenarios to develop a facilitator's existing tools to meet the needs of the most challenging circumstances.

Location: Webinar

Nov. 18, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)

Introduction to Dialogue Across Differences

Organizer: Essential Partners

This one-day workshop uses real-world case studies to introduce participants to the theory and practice of EP's Reflective Structured Dialogue framework. For three decades, our unique approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world—but the basic principles of 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 provides a set of simple tools to achieve those goals.

Location: 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 212, Cambridge, MA