At The Conference: Bridging Chasms of Opinion

2017conferenceHaving groups polarized on key issues comes with the territory for P2 practitioners, and veteran communicator Eric Bergman will offer a new way of addressing that issue in his session, “Managing Polarization in Public Consultation.

EB Bergman_ManagePolarEblastYou’ll learn about The Polarization Model, which helps track, understand and manage polarization, using a spectrum ranging from “Openly Hostile” to “Openly Supportive” with “No Opinion” in the middle. You’ll learn techniques for turning “Openly Hostile” views into something positive.

You’ll also look at bridging truth and transparency, and Eric will offer what he calls a novel definition of transparency: “Ask me anything.”

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