Conversations across the partisan divide: think of difficult political conversations you've had. Maybe you can't convince someone to change their vote; maybe personal relationships are being damaged by politics. We'll gather a small group, and:
- We each share a conversation that isn't working for us, that isn't inspiring — and share what we wish might go better. Does politics ruin your Thanksgiving? Or silence you? Or is there someone you want to convince more effectively?
- Overview what cognitive science is finding about the differences between liberals and conservatives. We'll explore how some communications techniques can apply.
- Then together explore ways to improve each of our difficult conversations. Each group brings their own skills and expertise, coming up with new approaches that may go in the next workshop.