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Seth Karamage, Program Coordinator
Public Conversations Project
617 923 1216 x24


April 16 2012 at 8:30 AM 
April 16 2012 at 4:30 PM 

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United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
3000 Fifth St Northwest
New Brighton, MN 55112

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Transforming Divisive Conversation: A Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders (Minneapolis)

Like all communities, communities of faith are characterized as much by their diversity as by their shared identity, beliefs and values. Conflict can arise in times of transition, or around differences in theology, worship, and identity. Dealing with such divisive issues can be challenging. This workshop will explore ways that congregational leaders can prepare for conflict, prevent corrosive interactions and help their members engage each other constructively. It draws on the experience of the Public Conversations Project and Rabbi Amy Eilberg in helping communities of faith and other organizations to transform destructive conflict into constructive conversation.

Facilitators are Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Public Conversations' Bob Stains.


Fee: $150
Fee includes workshop, light breakfast and lunch each day. Lodging is not included.

NCDD dues-paying members  & NAFCM members enjoy a 15% discount. Discount cannot be applied to Early Bird Special or combined with any other offers.

Please register by March 30. To inquire about registration after this date, please contact inquiry@publicconversations.org.

The Public Conversations Project's workshops have limited enrollments. Continuing Education credits are available through NBCC and MAMFT.  For more information or assistance, please contact inquiry@publicconversations.org.


Workshop Policies

Payment Policy: Your space is guaranteed only upon receipt of full payment. Once payment is received, we will email you further workshop information.

If You Cancel: Cancellations are a challenge. Last-minute vacancies can be difficult to fill, and we have already prepared materials, ordered food, made financial commitments, etc. Therefore, if you must cancel, please do so as far in advance as possible. Please note that cancellations are subject to a $25 administration fee plus an additional $25 to process credit card refunds (if you paid by credit card).  Cancellations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the course date to receive any refund. PCP is under no obligation to offer any refund or credit if you cancel within two weeks of a workshop. If you need to cancel due to a medical emergency or local weather conditions, please call the Registrar at (617) 923-1216 ext. 24.

Substitutions: If you cannot attend and wish to send someone in your place, call the Registrar at (617) 923-1216 ext. 13. You must be ready to register your substitute at the time of your call. Substitutions must be made at least 5 days in advance. The new participant must complete the registration and preparation processes that are unique to each workshop.

If We Cancel: In very rare instances, PCP must cancel a workshop due to low enrollment, faculty illness or weather. In the very unlikely event that PCP has to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment, we will give you at least 3 weeks notice. If we cancel due to faculty illness, we will contact you as far in advance as possible. If we cancel a workshop at the last minute due to weather, we will leave a message on our voicemail. If the weather forecast calls for a severe storm in the area in which the workshop will be held, a decision about whether to cancel the workshop will be made by 4:00pm on the day before. Please call (617) 923-1216 and press 13 to hear the message. If the workshop is canceled, we will issue you a full refund. No administration fees will be charged if we cancel a workshop. We cannot be responsible for travel losses.

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