Sometimes it can feel impossible to speak about politics in ways that build connections rather than further divisions. Our everyday language can be riddled with judgment and implicit critique, assuming that our perspective is better than others. And at other times speaking in clear and assertive ways, instead of being silent in the face of things that defy our values, is deeply challenging. We can become either conflict-aggressive or conflict-avoidant.

Join this 2-part workshop to learn practical strategies for fostering clear, effective, and non-judgmental communication with students, parents, colleagues, and loved ones––especially during this election season. These sessions will be interactive and focused on practical applications. You and other attendees taking part in the workshop will be able to put the material covered to use immediately in your role. 

This workshop is for anyone wanting to consider how to manage the dialogue around this year’s election season and beyond and mitigate the division and depolarization that can often surface around political events.  


This is a 2-part workshop. Your registration is for both parts. 

  • Tuesday, April 30 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 7 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Both sessions are held virtually, via Zoom.

Attendees Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing
1 – 3  $165/pp $265/pp
4 –  7 (Save 10%) $150/pp $250/pp
8 – 19 (Save 20%) $130/pp $230/pp



About the Presenter

Jason Craige Harris | Consultant, Pollyanna

Jason Craige Harris is a voice for healing, transformation, and the power of storytelling. He brings together insights from diverse fields as a facilitator, conflict mediator, leadership coach, and spiritual teacher. He works in a variety of contexts, with a range of constituents, and across industries to promote cultures of dignity, belonging, and repair. He regularly advises leaders on how to solve big challenges, manage complex crises, and pursue lasting change.

As a researcher, educator, and strategist, Jason holds expertise in organizational development; dignity and belonging; dialogue and group dynamics; the psychology of identity and leadership; and conflict transformation and restorative justice. In all of his work, Jason draws on a deep well of research, practice, and mindfulness to transform leaders, teams, and organizational cultures.

Jason is committed to educating the public. Jason is a member of the speakers bureau at Pollyanna, a national organization working to promote racial literacy and cultural competency. He writes on issues pertaining to leadership, culture, conflict, abuse, repair, and religion/spirituality. Jason is also the Social Impact Producer for a documentary with Impactful entitled Race to Be Human, a film on how to talk about race and mental health. In addition, he serves as a senior partner at a consulting firm that serves organizations around the world.

Previously, Jason was the director of diversity and inclusion at a NYC independent school, where he co-led the school’s peace, equity, and justice department and taught courses at the intersection of ethics, history, and religion. Jason sits on the boards of Seeds of Peace, Hidden Water, and Getting to We.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and transfer requests must be sent via email to Cancellations received up to 10 days before the start of the event will receive a 100% refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Transfers of registrations from one person to another are permitted up to 3 business days before the start of the event, or the first event of a series of events.

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