alt=""Learn how to de-escalate difficult situations and move from conflict to effective solutions.

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Please note: Registration is through Sourcewell. This presentation is jointly offered on behalf of the Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution, the Minnesota Service Cooperatives, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Minnesota Association of Townships, and the Minnesota School Boards Association.

Over the past year, city officials have needed to get comfortable leading through challenging times. Join colleagues from cities, counties, school boards, and townships as you discover ways to move from challenges to solutions.

After completing this session, you will:

  • Know how to prepare for and better manage tough public meetings.
  • Have the ability to apply equity and diversity concepts to your professional setting.
  • Be able to understand and work with challenging individuals.

This workshop will be broken into three parts:

Part I: Calming the Storm
Discover how to prepare for and respond to challenging individuals or groups at public meetings.

Part II: Leading Change
Explore ways you can be proactive instead of reactive on social issues of equity and diversity.

Part III: Finding Common Ground
Identify strategies for working through challenges with a board or council member.

At the end of the workshop, time will be set aside so you can share your experiences and ideas with fellow leaders from across the state.

Visit the League’s Collaboration Services page for more information on how your city can work together better.

Prerequisite

Before participating in Bridging Divides 2.0, you’re encouraged to watch the recording of Bridging Divides – What to Do When People Disagree.

Presenter

Dave Bartholomay, Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Administration, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution
Bartholomay is the program coordinator at Minnesota Department of Administration, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution and has extensive public sector leadership experience at the federal, state, and local government level. He is also the mayor of Circle Pines, Minnesota.
Rachel Logan, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Sourcewell
Logan is a Sourcewell equity and inclusion consultant and works with school districts to create long-lasting positive change so all students can be successful.

Audience

City administrators, managers, mayors, and council members

Fee

Free

Date/Time

April 21 — 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

This presentation is jointly offered on behalf of the Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution, the Minnesota Service Cooperatives, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Minnesota Association of Townships, and the Minnesota School Boards Association.