Finding Common Ground in a Challenging World

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
07:00 pm
8:30 pm
Number of sessions/meetings
Official training hours
1.5 hours
In person

Design and Source Labs
143 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
United States

Main Topic
General NVC
Short description
See how creating a “meeting of the minds” and fostering common ground is possible, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Learn how to speak your truth, move things forward in a way that builds trust and avoids being seen as pushy or manipulative.

Every day we work hard to connect with other people –- to meet our needs, to move projects forward, and to feel less lonely and isolated. So how do you achieve essential “connection” and find alignment even while recognizing diversity in people’s perspectives and preferences? 

How do you speak your truth, move things forward, and find common ground without being pushy, manipulative, or combative... and in a way that builds trust and relationship long-term?

In this highly interactive 90-minute introductory program by author Dian Killian, Ph.D., you will learn practical tools that you can put into use immediately with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. Come see how creating a “meeting of the minds” and fostering common ground is possible, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

  • Networking: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM / Program: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • HOST: Evolving Voice (a project of Design and Source Labs)
  • COST: $40/early bird (by August 15); $50/standard (after Aug. 15)
  • QUESTIONS:  For questions about registration, scholarships, directions, or other logistics call the host 212-265-8632 or IM Facebook

Our Green Commitment

We’re delighted that you’re planning to join us for this in-person program! We invite you to care for the environment by offsetting your carbon impact in traveling to the event by making a donation to one of these organizations:

  1. Trees for the Future: Improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands. Donate.
  2. Tree Sisters: Planetary restoration at the grassroots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. Donate.

Collaboratively offsets any travel our trainers do by making donations to these two organizations to offset our carbon impact. In addition, we reuse materials, use recycled paper products, and reuse name tag holders. We also avoid using non-reusable, non-durable plastic products.