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 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.


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

  • Monday, August 12 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 14 | 1:00 – 2:30 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 info@aisne.org. 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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