Common Ground Workshops

The Hauenstein Center is offering interactive common ground workshops for emergent community leaders. Our goal is not to turn Democrats into Republicans or Republicans into Democrats. Our goal is to prepare a new generation of leaders to deal effectively with diverse ideas and cultures. Adapting the tools developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project and others, we provide workshops that equip emergent leaders with best practices based on rigorous scholarship, sound psychology, and cultural competence. The Hauenstein Center aims to empower participants to work with elected officials and civic leaders to build better communities together.

UPCOMING: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Come hear about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse when it comes to meeting the people you disagree with. Gleaves Whitney and Brenna Cleary will give you time-honored techniques to help civic opponents build trust and find common ground. Heavy appetizers will be provided. RSVP required. This program is limited to 20 participants. This workshop is brought to you through the generosity of the Dyer-Ives Foundation.

Speaker: Gleaves Whitney and Brenna Cleary

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time: 12 – 1:15 PM

Location: Meijer Regency Room, Pew Campus, Grand Valley State University

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Working with a Team of Rivals

The Hauenstein Center is offering this interactive common ground workshop for emergent community leaders. Our goal is to prepare a new generation of leaders to deal effectively with diverse ideas and cultures. The workshop will draw from the great books, American history, and personal experience to empower participants to work with elected officials and civic leaders to build better communities together. Heavy appetizers will be provided. RSVP required.

 

Speaker: Gleaves Whitney and Brenna Cleary

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014

Time: 12 – 1:30 PM

Location: Meijer Regency Room, Pew Campus, Grand Valley State University

Lessons from Gottman’s Love Lab

Speaker: Brenna Cleary

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Brenna Cleary, community outreach and research coordinator for the Hauenstein Center, led a workshop on Gottman’s Love Lab with students from Grand Valley State University’s public administration program Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Brenna Cleary leads Common Ground workshop with public administration students at GVSU.

Board work reflects the ideas of participants in the workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons from Gottman’s Love Lab

Brenna Cleary, community outreach and research coordinator for the Hauenstein Center, led a workshop on Gottman’s Love Lab with Cook Leadership Academy Fellows during the final Leader Lens event for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Speaker: Brenna Cleary

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Location: Bycicle Factory, Grand Valley State University

Speaking Truth To Power

Speaking Truth to Power: An interactive common ground workshop for emergent community leaders, focusing on “how to speak truth to power.” The workshop draws from “The Ring of Gyges” from Plato’s “Republic” to empower participants to work with elected officials and civic leaders to build better communities together.

Speaker: Gleaves Whitney

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Location: Meijer Regency Room, Pew Campus, Grand Valley State University

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