The call for Americans to come together and listen to each other is growing. Why are so many - on both sides - so skeptical? Because, truthfully:
What is our alternative?
Welcome to Extra Connect, created to update Convergence’s community about strategies to solve problems collaboratively, fight toxic polarization, and expand our quest to make collaborative dialogue the expectation – now, when America needs it most.
This edition includes:
a new Online Dialogue Guide that reflects what we’ve learned in making Convergence Dialogues virtual; we hope you will find it useful and share it with your networks;
an excellent article highlighting the innovative new report, Rethinking Care for Older Adults, which is generating serious buzz and results, building on a past Convergence Dialogue;
Make your next virtual conversation as powerful as a Convergence Dialogue
We moved our Convergence Dialogues online starting last March – and we’ve gotten good at it. The new Convergence Online Dialogue Guide, by West Coast Managing Director Vicki Veenker, shares the strategies and tools we use to make virtual dialogues as effective as in-person dialogues.
Even before nursing homes drove a third of COVID-19 deaths, residents and their families yearned for alternatives. In his JAMA Health Forum article Time to Rethink Nursing Homes, Convergence Board Member Stuart Butler summarizes Convergence’s in-depth report on the innovations in services and housing that can change the game and make home-based aging a reality for many more seniors.
Tune in to hear Convergence CEO David Eisner discuss the transformative effect service had on him and how it can help solve problems and bridge divides on The Heart of Giving Podcast with Convergence Board Member Art Taylor, President & CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
We disagree on everything -
except how to bridge our differences
What does a new spirit of bipartisanship sound like? Convergence founder Rob Fersh and former Convergence Board Member Kelly Johnston explore their own deep divides and Convergence-style bridging on Depolarizing America: Building Consensus Step-by-Step, a podcast produced by Common Ground Committee
in partnership with Convergence.
Help Convergence Bridge Divides
and Solve Intractable Problems
Convergence is breaking new ground, bridging divides to find solutions for America’s cascading crises, and partnering to advance the bridge-building movement in the battle against toxic polarization. Will you invest today in solving problems through collaborative dialogue?