To register, contact the Network here.
The Winchester Multicultural Network’s annual Community Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 9 am to 1 pm, at the Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main Street.
Many Winchester residents engage with passionate energy around important topical civic issues such as affordable housing; gender equity; sanctuary for undocumented immigrants; Black Lives Matter; support for LGBTQI youth; the Sachem; and youth services. But, particularly when we are passionate about a topic, it can be difficult to have productive conversations with people who disagree with us.
This year’s annual workshop, facilitated by Essential Partners, will provide an opportunity to build effective communication skills, enabling us to stay in authentic dialogue and maintain positive connections as we advance our perspectives. This will be similar to the Essential Partners workshop the Network provided last year, but with the added opportunity to choose your topic of interest.
After outstanding reviews following their first two workshops in Winchester, Essential Partners’ Katie Hyten and Phoebe Sinclair will return as facilitators. Essential Partners began over 25 years ago as the Public Conversations Project and over that time has developed international renown for their programs on effective and productive community conversations.
Hyten has addressed inter-religious conflict issues through academic study, research, and program administration; she has also provided mediation in district courts. Sinclair has worked for over a decade addressing community-related issues and has a background in creative writing and community organizing.
Of her work with Essential Partners, Hyten says, “Our work helps support communities trying to build social cohesion, resilience, and ultimately, more effectiveness as they work towards addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time.”
This workshop is free of charge and is open to all, but registration will be limited and pre-registration is required. Join us and take time to talk about what is important to you, to hear about what is important to others, and to learn how to enhance your impact. To ensure your access to this compelling opportunity, contact the Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.