Leadership, Politics & Values: Mapping Agreement, Understanding Conflict
Date(s) - December 17, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FOCUS St. Louis
815 Olive Street, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63101
Why is it so stressful to talk politics? Want to know why government seems to make everyone so ANGRY, and how to get past that?
Join us on Dec. 17 for a highly interactive workshop on how to have difficult political conversations, just before you head home to join the family for the holidays.
Led by FOCUS’ Director of Civic Engagement Dr. Wally Siewert, this engaging discussion will explore real-world moral dilemmas, strategies for framing public discussions around values and tips for productive dialogue. You’ll leave with a rough map of the space of American political values, and hopefully a deeper understanding of your own decision-making processes.
About the Facilitator
Dr. Wally Siewert has designed and used these methods to facilitate many contentious public conversations over the past decade, including conversations between Republicans and Democrats, between police and protesters, and more.
Here are just a few comments from past attendees of Dr. Siewert’s sessions:
“This was the best ethics session I’ve ever attended. His content pushed us to think beyond the ‘right’ answer.”
“Learning about how and why we make decisions based on our values was both fascinating and interesting.”
“I definitely felt that I gained a new way of thinking about values in the public sphere.”
Free for FOCUS Members
$20 for non-members (or join today to attend for free!)
Includes complimentary parking and light snacks and drinks.
5:30-6:00 p.m. – Check-in/Networking
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Program