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Skills for Disagreeing Better

May 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am MST

Host Organization: Other
Partner Org(s): Yavapai College OLLI Program, Prescott Campus
State/Region: AZ

Note: This event is to be attended in person.

* Restricted Attendance: Members of Yavapai College Osher Life-long Learning program
** Local Focus: Prescott, AZ and surrounding areas

In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their core values and central concerns–but instead as we choose to see them. We are tempted to regard our own side as principled and the other side as self-interested.

When we try to communicate across this gap, we often lack the skills for listening carefully, looking for common ground, and sharing our perspectives in ways that connect rather than create more misunderstanding.

We can learn to disagree better in polarized times, which means accurately seeing where we differ and where we share common ground.

Goals

  • More understanding of the values and concerns of people who differ from you politically
  • Better skills for listening in a way so that the other person feels heard
  • Better skills for sharing viewpoints in a way the other person might hear — even if they disagree

This workshop is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible.  Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America. Click here to donate.

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Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am MST
Event Category:

Venue

Yavapai College, Prescott Campus, Building 31, Room 102
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Other

Host Organization
Other
State/Region
AZ
Partner Org(s)
Yavapai College OLLI Program, Prescott Campus
Setting
In-person

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