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Yes, You CAN Talk Politics: How to have Civil, Respectful Conversations with Just About Anyone

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Welcome to Yes, You CAN Talk Politics: How to have Civil, Respectful Conversations with Just About Anyone

Yes, You CAN Talk Politics: How to have Civil, Respectful Conversations with Just About Anyone

In this course you’ll learn to listen in a way that reduces tension and to share your thoughts and opinions in a way that leads to understanding. Yes, You CAN Talk Politics is dedicated to giving you the control, confidence, and curiosity necessary to succeed in political conversations.

Course Details:

Our courses are interactive, multi-media online courses with multiple lessons on a variety of topics. 

They are accessible 24/7, from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Summary: When talking with people we disagree with, it’s natural to take a defensive stance.  We’re trained to defend our views and prove our points. That approach is fine when we’re in school but in the real world, talking to family, friends, and co-workers, it sets us up as adversaries.  It destroys relationships. This course introduces the skills you need to gracefully navigate contentious conversations. You’ll learn to listen in a way that reduces tension and to share your thoughts and opinions in a way that leads to understanding – skills that will enhance all the relationships in your life.

Goals for the Learner:

  • Be aware of when you are showing up as your best self and when you are not.
  • Manage your personal reactivity using mindfulness techniques.
  • Listen with a curious, open mind, even when what you hear makes you uncomfortable.
  • Share your views in a way that gets others to want to listen.
  • Appreciate other people’s moral stance, even when yours is different.
  • Recognize when your conversation partners will be able to adapt to a more civil, respectful style and when they will not.

Why is the content important? The key to getting along with others lies in our ability to talk with them, even when we disagree.

Type of Learner: You are an adult who is ready to show up as your best self in every conversation.

Course Logistics: The course is broken into 6 weekly sections averaging 45 mins per section with the opportunity for daily exercises, skill building, and/or reflection in between.

Suggested Tuition: $125

Author Bio:

  • Lisa K Swallow Co-Founder and Executive Director of Crossing Party Lines, a national nonprofit creating open dialogue between Americans with dissimilar ideologies. She is a member of the Bridging Movement Alignment Council and a member of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. She has developed a series of workshops teaching the concepts, skills, and techniques for having civil, respectful conversations with people who view the world differently and currently offers coaching and training for difficult conversations. Her books on the subject:  No One Was Listening and Yes, You CAN Talk Politics are available on Amazon.com. Find Lisa at www.LisaKSwallow.com


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