Friday, April 24, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

In response to the public health concerns related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Wisdom Ways will pause all programs through June 30, 2020. This includes Difficult Conversations on April 24.

How do we bring our best selves into any conversation?
The ‘self’ that is present, non-reactive, creative, responsive?


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. This powerful set of research-based principles and strategies will equip you to engage in meaningful dialogue with anyone, regardless of social or ideological differences.

Focusing on the question, Who do we need to be to have the conversations we need to have? this workshop will help you:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics that turn conversations into conflicts.
  • Discover how one critical shift in thinking can turn a negative interaction into a creative and constructive engagement. Understand how our personal story can be a tool to both build bridges and burn them.
  • Learn how to look beyond our personal story to access more easily and deeply our innate capacity for connection, creativity and collaboration.

Workshop participants experience how their personal story shapes their perception.

COST:  $65.00, includes lunch


Kern Beare

Facilitator 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.

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