Have you struggled to listen to (let alone understand) someone who disagrees with you, how you think, or how you live your life? Do you find yourself unfriending people in your social networks or cutting off relationships because of opposing beliefs? You are not alone. During this webinar you will learn how fear and power imbalances impact our capacity to communicate and connect with people different from us, and what it means to remain “value-based” in your actions, even in the face of conflict, disagreement, and dominance.
Together we will:
- Explore how fear reinforces dominance and oppression and keeps us from understanding others and ourselves.
- Learn a framework to understand the barriers and increase our ability to stay connected and communicate with people, even those we disagree with.
- Recognize how assessing context increases our capacity to have a flexible, principled response in each present moment.
- Feel energized and equipped to have challenging conversations across difference and dominance.