Relational Skills for Depolarizing Conversations

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     June 2, 2023
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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     September 19, 2023
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     October 13, 2023
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     November 24, 2023
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     December 12, 2023
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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     February 20, 2024
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  • Depolarizing Conversations March 26
     March 26, 2024
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  • Depolarizing Conversations April 19
     April 19, 2024
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Depolarizing Conversations May 21
     May 21, 2024
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Discover how to navigate conflicts arising from differences in socio-political beliefs with expert guidance in this engaging course. Designed for anyone interested in improving their communication skills, this class provides practical tools and techniques to foster understanding and connection.

Course Overview

This course focuses on developing relational skills that help you manage and resolve conflicts rooted in socio-political differences. Through interactive exercises and discussions, you will learn to identify and articulate common human values that can bridge divides and maintain relationships. The course emphasizes respectful, compassionate, and effective communication, enabling you to engage constructively with others who hold differing beliefs.

Topics Covered

  • Interpersonal Fundamentals
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Speaking
  • Storytelling with Oneself
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Listening
  • Common Values
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Narcissism
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Seeding Doubt
  • Aggression, Denial, Forgiveness, and Subjectivity
  • Impossible Conversations and Street Epistemology

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate socio-political conflicts with empathy and respect.
  • Identify and focus on common values to maintain and strengthen relationships.
  • Practice Nonviolent Communication techniques for both speaking and listening.
  • Reflect on and understand the impact of personal narratives on interactions.
  • Address and manage the influence of developmental trauma in conversations.
  • Recognize and respond to narcissistic behaviors constructively.
  • Foster intersubjectivity to enhance mutual understanding.
  • Apply strategies for seeding doubt in a respectful manner.
  • Handle aggression, denial, forgiveness, and subjectivity effectively.
  • Engage in challenging conversations with confidence using Street Epistemology.

Course Highlights

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from Dr. Mark Olson, a skilled facilitator in conflict resolution and communication.
  • Interactive Learning: Participate in practical exercises and discussions.
  • Comprehensive Content: Gain a wide range of tools and techniques for effective communication.
  • Real-World Applications: Apply what you learn to manage and resolve real-life conflicts.

Who Should Enroll

This course is ideal for:

  • Individuals looking to improve their communication skills.
  • Anyone interested in navigating socio-political conflicts more effectively.
  • Professionals seeking to enhance their relational skills in diverse settings.
  • Those who want to foster understanding and connection across divides.

Join us to improve your ability to communicate across divides and build stronger, more understanding relationships. This course is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their conversational skills in the face of differing socio-political beliefs.