Whether troubling or energizing, current issues of local, state and national importance are the topics of this discussion group. Such issues are discussed with a focus on “listening to understand” and an eye to what skills we need to develop to better deal with the issue, how we can help Affiliate members expand their skill base and specifically what actions the group may want to initiate on a particular issue. In the long run, this interest group may provide support to the Public Policy chair of the Affiliate. The group is open to all members and meets monthly for discussions and several times a year for skill building workshops.
For information contact Nancy Holt, 303-772-5131, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conscious Conversations …
a 2-part workshop sponsored by the Current Issues and Advocacy interest group in October, focused on helping members and guests develop ways to have those “difficult” discussions so many of us are faced with today. Member and facilitator, Lyndy Lubbers, shared techniques for improving listening skills and developing rapport. She helped the group understand the principles of paraphrasing and strong questioning techniques.