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In this virtual workshop, learn how to de-escalate difficult situations, strengthen leadership approaches, and move challenging public issues from conflicts to solutions. Then, stay with us for a virtual lunch discussion to share experiences and ideas with statewide leaders.

Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Livestream from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Q&A and discussion from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.) 
Location: Online
Cost: Free for all participants

RachelLoganDaveBartholomayDave Bartholomay, Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Administration, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution

Rachel Logan, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Sourcewell Service Cooperative, Staples


Participants are encouraged to view Bridging Divides 1.0: Civil Discussions, Part I and Part II, available at no cost via the Association of Minnesota Counties website.

Learning objectives:

  • Prepare for and better manage tough public meetings.
  • Apply equity and diversity concepts to your professional setting.
  • Better understand and work with challenging individuals.

Join this three-part virtual workshop to learn how to de-escalate difficult situations and move from conflict to effective solutions for challenging public and social issues. 

  • Part I: Calming the Storm - prepare for and respond to challenging individuals/groups at public meetings 
  • Part II: Leading Change - be proactive instead of reactive on social issues of equity and diversity 
  • Part III: Finding Common Ground - identify strategies for working with ‘unique’ board or council members

This is free session is made possible by
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Participant feedback from Bridging Divides 1.0:
"Best webinar I have been to all year and exactly what I needed right now. Just what the doctor ordered!"
"I thought that this was a great reminder of important characteristics most leaders share. I truly enjoyed the training."

About the presenters:
This workshop is co-facilitated by Dave Bartholomay and Rachel Logan. 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 currently a mayor in Minnesota. 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.