Political Conversation Workshops
I'll facilitate a workshop for your community or friends, exploring how to have calmer, more-connected, and perhaps more convincing political discussions.
Do you and your friends go home at Thanksgiving and get into pointless, heated political arguments? Or silence yourselves so you don't get into arguments? Want to explore having healthy and connected conversations even with good people who have very different ideologies? See: http://www.cognitivepolitics.org/workshops
These are appropriate for small groups, like having friends over for a potluck then I'll lead a discussion, or an interesting activity for a church group, or for friends you met campaigning in the primary.
These workshops focus on a mix of approaches including: active listening, nvc, reviewing both political and emotional goals, and exploring common ways that we misinterpret values across different ideologies.
Nearby to Berkeley/BART only (feel free to contact about other locations, Nashville and the Pacific Northwest are rarely but sometimes possible.)
Training & Qualifications
I am the author of Cognitive Politics, and have begun leading similar workshops.
Availability & Preferences
About Stephen Cataldo
I'm a social entrepreneur, strategic planning consultant, author and Drupal web developer. Drupal ===== Contracting on innovative and worthwhile projects. My favorite clients are startups or nonp...rofits trying something that hasn't been done before. Strategic Planning ============== I've started a number of small businesses and worked on both sides of building web tools for others and having people work on my sites. + General startup strategic planning. + Website development, especially for nonprofits and cause organizations. + Gentle planning in times of conflict or disagreement. For example: > Helping organizations trying to do good work in the world, but struggling with internal mission conflicts, to find ways around it: http://stephencataldo.name/strategic-planning-encapsulates-conflict > Planning activist or pressure campaigns that seek institutional pressure points while aiming to create allies where possible. Author ===== Writing "Cognitive Politics," expect to complete late summer / early fall 2015. Event Carpooling & Green Transportation Focus ===================================== Actively ran SpaceShare ride-shares and room-shares until recently. Specialties: software for connecting people, web development, consulting on making conferences and festivals more environmentally friendly, strategic planning for startups and web architecture. Perl, MySQL, Drupal CMS and related technologies.show moreOpen to other proposals
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