Saturday Oct 2nd 9am to Noon
The Board has engaged Essential Partners. Essential Partners will support the Congregation by helping members build skills and frameworks to disrupt cycles of defensiveness and reactivity - and instead, promote curiosity, trust, understanding, and relationships. Although this work will take place over time and in stages.
Specifically, Essential Partners will begin by designing and delivering a three-hour orientation
for up to 100 members of the congregation, in which participants will:
· Learn a framework for recognizing and creating new cycles of conversations in their
organizations and communities.
· Develop skills in listening, asking questions, and speaking constructively, particularly in
difficult conversations or conversations across differences.
· Build confidence and willingness to engage across differences
This program will be led by John Sarouff and Montressa Washington. Please see their short bios below.