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Wednesday
02
MAY

Bridging Divides: What to do when people disagree

09:30
16:00
National Joint Powers Alliance
Event organized by National Joint Powers Alliance

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Angry constituents? Hot topics like ‘buffer strips’ or ‘police-community relations’? Fellow board members feeling passionate about issues?

Compromise isn’t the only option. In this workshop, learn what to do when emotions run high and positions are deeply held, plus how to de-escalate difficult situations and move from confrontation and conflict to effective solutions

Learning Objectives

• De-escalation
• Managing strong emotions
• Increasing mutual understanding
• Building consensus
• Effective communication techniques for difficult situations

Free of charge

**Lunch Included - please register for accurate meal count

Presented in partnership with the Association of Minnesota Counties by the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services. Learn more at www.njpacoop.org/R5PD.