August 12, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
August 14, 2024, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Pre-Election Clinic: Workshopping Responses to Challenging Scenarios


Whatever the outcome of the election, and certainly well in advance of the election itself, there will be tricky dynamics to navigate in our school communities. From conversations with students and parents to handling our own reactions as colleagues and school-based professionals, the potential for upheaval is high. 

In these two sessions, you will be introduced to a framework for navigating challenging conversations and situations involving different constituency groups with clarity, conviction, and compassion. We will focus on the election and other politically charged topics. In advance, participants will be asked to submit questions and scenarios that they would like to workshop. Participants will leave the sessions empowered with concrete tools that will make a difference.

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