Thursdays, May 20 and 27, and June 3, 2021
6:00 – 8:30 pm (Central Time via Zoom)


We live in a moment of tremendous hope and opportunity — a moment that’s ripe for us to address the social, environmental and economic issues far too long ignored, and to do so with courage, compassion and, especially important, commitment.

Come encounter and embrace a framework and a process to help us meet this moment successfully and with the recognition that we cannot do this alone. Focusing on the question Who do we need to be to have the transformative conversations we need to have?, this interactive workshop offers a powerful set of research-based principles and strategies that will equip you to engage creatively in meaningful and productive dialogue with anyone — an essential skill if we’re to heal, resolve, and move forward together as one.

Through presentations, small- and large-group discussion, and exercises, you will more deeply understand:

  • The psychological and neurological dynamics that turn conversations into conflicts.
  • How a focus on relationship can unlock new possibilities for radical transformation.
  • How your personal story can be both a barrier and a bridge to understanding and resolution.
  • How to look beyond your personal story to access more easily and deeply your innate capacity for connection, creativity and collaboration.
  • How to apply these tools and strategies to a difficult conversation in your own life.

The Difficult Conversations Project is an initiative to help people have respectful, productive dialogues on the challenges that confront our communities, our nation and our world.

COST:  $75.00 for the series

This series will be held via Zoom and has a total contact time of six hours.

Online Course Expectations + Details:

  • Register as individuals.
  • After registering and approximately 24 hours prior to the start of this series, you will receive an email from Wisdom Ways with the Zoom link and other information. Please check your Spam folder or Promotions tab if you don’t find the email in your inbox.
  • Have the technology and internet connection that allow for stable video and audio connection through a computer or a hand-held device (e.g., tablet or smart phone).
  • Each Zoom session will include a facilitator from Wisdom Ways who will help navigate the small groups, and the questions and comments that are shared through the chat function.


Kern Beare

Kern Beare is a former Silicon Valley communica­tions professional with deep roots in the fields of interpersonal communication and conflict resolution. In 2016, following the U.S. Presidential election, Kern launched the Difficult Conversations Project, an initia­tive to help address our national divide. He leads non-profit seminars and workshops on how to heal relationships and unleash our capacity for creative collaboration.

This Program’s Calendar Entries

Participants are required to attend each date in this event.  Use  the “Subscribe to filtered calendar” button at the bottom of this event list to add each date to your calendar. For questions about this event, please contact Wisdom Ways at 651-696-2788. 


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