Values-Based Leadership: Mapping Agreement, Understanding Conflict

Date(s) - December 10, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

FOCUS St. Louis
815 Olive St., Ste. 110
St. Louis, MO 63101


How can a country claiming loyalty to a single values-based document like the U.S. Constitution be as polarized on values as we appear to be?
How can we better understand what unites and divides us?
How can we approach controversial issues without vitriol?

Join us for a highly interactive workshop on framing difficult political conversations, just before you head home for the holidays.

Using instant audience polling technology to allow attendees to weigh in on current real-world values dilemmas, Dr. Siewert will guide you through the space of American political values, and hopefully toward a better understanding of your own values and decision-making processes.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Wally Siewert, Director of Civic Engagement and Impact Fellows for FOCUS St. Louis, 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. He is also a regular presenter on values-based leadership at conferences and workshops and in our FOCUS programs.

Past attendees of Dr. Siewert’s sessions have said:

“This was the best ethics session I’ve ever attended. His content pushed us to think beyond the ‘right’ answer.”
“The examples and case studies really helped to illustrate the challenges of ethical decision-making and application of values to real-life situations.”
“Wally challenged us to thinking about the existing narratives in a non-threatening way.”
“Fascinating topic and highly educational!”


FREE for FOCUS members at Donor-level ($100) and above
$25 for FOCUS members at Young Adult/Individual levels
$40 for non-members (or join today!)
Includes complimentary parking and light breakfast.


8:30-9:00 a.m. – Check-in/Networking
9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. – Program