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Contempt, Division and (re)finding Humanity during the Election Season

October 13 @ 6:00 pm MDT

This is a FREE community event, no registration required. At Park Hill Library.

It’s election season and the presidential campaigns are in full force and with the political rhetoric often comes fierce arguments, online takedowns and contempt for “the other side.” Is the adage that you should never talk politics or religion really true? Or is there a way to engage in meaningful political dialogue? This interactive session from The Conflict Center will focus understanding contempt, intentions, and exploring productive ways to engage with each other during divisive political times.

This workshop is part of our “Electing to Create Opportunity from Chaos: The 2020 Election Series”.


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October 13
6:00 pm
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The Conflict Center



When conflict happens in the workplace or people experience inappropriate or difficult behavior at work, relationships are damaged and productivity often suffers.
Workplaces that embrace Restorative Practices have the potential to create a safer, happier and more effective workplace for everyone. Restorative Practices can be used within the workplace both as a preventative measure and to address conflict when it does arise, enabling teams and individuals to work well together.

Restorative Practices can be an effective way to resolve workplace conflict. It involves:
  • bringing together all those affected by conflict
  • providing a safe environment for the expression of perspective
  • allowing participants to come to a shared understanding
  • identifying creative ways to deal with conflict
  • providing opportunities to rebuild damaged relationships and strengthen teams 

Restorative approaches can also be used proactively within the workplace to build strong, positive relationships. Staff meetings, for example, can be focused on building relationships and based around a foundation of mutual respect.
To discuss opportunities to bring this training to your workplace or to customize this training to your organizations needs, please contact Jessica Sherwood at Jessica.Sherwood@conflictcenter.org or call 303.865.5624.