Finding common ground in an increasingly polarized society is no easy task. Many nonprofits face the challenge of advocating for their missions, their organizations, and their constituents while attempting to bridge all kinds of gaps in their communities and deliver important services to many within their neighborhoods. Creating or maintaining welcoming, inclusive environments amidst growing contentions requires skill, poise and, most of all, courage.
PANO is thrilled to be partnering with local businesses and nonprofits to bring together nonprofit professionals in our 2nd Courageous Conversations event of 2017.
Through dialogue, demonstrations and practice sessions, this half-day program will:
- Generate the tools needed to have courageous conversations with key stakeholders in your community.
- Challenge you to recognize and move past the many barriers to inclusion and empower you to use your voice.
There will be time throughout the morning to network with your peers and meet our for-profit counterparts who are committed to helping the nonprofit sector succeed.
Join us for Courageous Conversations in South Central PA!
Courageous Conversation I – Courageous Conversations in this New Political Climate
Facilitated by: Ifeoma Aduba, Compliance Specialist, Harbor Compliance & Anne Gingerich, Executive Director, PANO
Conversations are never more difficult than those held in the context of political differences; families, churches, communities splinter as a result of strongly held beliefs. If you dare to consider what you may have in common with those you disagree with, if you believe the risk of saying nothing is too great, if you want to practice how to engage, join us to identify the values that both shape and interfere with difficult discussions. Led by PANO's board president, Ifeoma Aduba, and Executive Director, Anne Gingerich, this session seeks to provide practice space for holding courageous conversations and to build our learnings with and not for those who participate.
Courageous Conversation II – The Courage to Include
Facilitated by: Shaashawn Snowden Dial, Founder, Voycetress Media LLC