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Tools for Tough Conversations: Find Common Ground in Times of Difference

Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators. In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners: Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy, or Leadership Whatcom. November 1, 2018; 5:15-7:15 p.m.- Find Common Ground in Times of Difference: Some conflicts are more than a misunderstanding: Practice bridging differences on the spot; learn how to invent options for mutual gains, or pathways to advance shared concerns. $20 per session or $80 for all 6 sessions (non-refundable). Come to 1 session, or all 6. To register, call the Program Coordinator at (360) 676-0122 or e-mail Or you can register online at Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.