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Skills for Disagreeing Better – In Person

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT

Partner Org(s): Rotary Club of Fort Collins
State/Region: CO

Note: This event is to be attended in person.

Restricted Attendance: Members of Fort Collins Rotary Noon and Evening Club and their families and invited guests

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.


  • 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 event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor,

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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Fort Collins Senior Center
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Fort Collins, CO 80525 United States
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Shana Tidrick


Partner Org(s)
Rotary Club of Fort Collins

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