United States of America

Cultivating Constructive Conversations/
Two Ways of Talking During Meetings

Thursday, July 1| 6:30 to 7:30 pm MST
Zoom Online Event

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Tom  Baker has 40 years of experience as a teacher and school leader in Idaho, Washington State and internationally in Finland, Tanzania, Thailand, Norway, and Egypt, where he was Deputy Head of School at International School Bangkok and Head of School at Oslo International School in Oslo, Norway and Schutz American School in Alexandria, Egypt. 

Tom is passionate about youth leadership development, peace education, and service-learning. A Rotarian since 2014, he has served as his club’s International Service Committee Chair, Youth Exchange Officer, and Club President, as well as a member of the District 5450 Peace Committee.

Two Ways of Talking During Meetings
We all participate in discussions where ideas are shared and decisions are made. Often individuals leave these meetings frustrated due to the unclear purpose and process followed during these discussions. This presentation will outline how to make meetings more productive and satisfying by clarifying the two ways of talking during meetings by either following a dialogue process leading to greater understanding or a deliberation process leading to shared decision making where the best ideas are agreed upon that participants will support.

You will receive a link on July 1, 2021 to join the Zoom meeting at 6:30 pm.
Jim Halderman
Chair, D5450 Peace Committee