Build a Bridge; Stepping away from incendiary argument, and toward collaboration for conservation.

Practice conversational approaches that invite your friends and family from the “other side of the aisle” to join you in brainstorming ways to further conservation. Learn how to speak in ways that honor, rather than estrange those from differing political perspectives. Learn how to find the ample good in another’s point of view, and help them find the good in yours.

This is a two-part workshop. The first virtual session: “Connecting with the Other Person’s Values”, will take place Saturday, June 27 at 9:30 a.m. The second virtual session: “Telling Your Story in a Way They Can Hear You”, will be Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. Each session will be approximately 1.5 hours long.

This workshop will be hosted by Robin Dunn and Stephanie Frykholm in collaboration with the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA). Robin and Stephanie both live in Buena Vista where Robin is a full-time public school teacher, and Stephanie is a life coach. They began presenting workshops together on bridge-building and communication skills shortly after the 2016 presidential elections. They have presented this workshop at: Christ Church United Methodist Church in Denver; the W.O.W. (Women of Wisdom) conference in Seattle, Washington; three nonprofit organizations in Door County, Wisconsin; the CASB (Colorado Association of School Boards) conference in Colorado Springs; to Buena Vista public schools here in Chaffee County, and various other locations/events.

This virtual workshop is geared towards those who want to make a difference in carbon-related conservation, and who wish to bring humanity together on this issue.

For more information and to register contact Hillary at GARNA at [email protected].

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