Hard Conversations: Communicating through Politics & Conflict in the Workplace

Friday, July 14, 7:30–9:30pm
Free, but need to apply by July 2nd to attend

As a social entrepreneur, you face hard conversations every day; whether it’s tension or conflict with colleagues or partners, or political and social arguments with naysayers that oppose the social good you are trying to accomplish. In this interactive workshop, we will learn and practice identifying and controlling “triggers,” and the skills to communicating through them, including and most importantly the lost art of active listening. Cecilia Sibony, a food and peace entrepreneur and conflict facilitator, will bring her skills and experiences in facilitating some of the tensest situations between Israelis and Palestinians (and herself and her own Trump-supporting relatives) to help us have these difficult conversations and navigate them away from destructive shouting matches and toward constructive, relationship-sparing and-building “agreeing to disagree.”

To apply to attend, please send a letter of Interest outlining your work and/or organization, along with some work samples and relevant websites and social media handles. Applications due by July 2nd, email them to [email protected].

Organized by Iram Parveen Bilal, Led by Cecilia Sibony