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In Partnership with Braver Angels

POSTPONED - Congressional Staff Training: Working Across the Aisle

2172 Rayburn House Office Buildling

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone this training.

Braver Angels is a national nonprofit working to bridge the partisan divide and restore America’s fraying social fabric.

Join us as we partner with Braver Angels for two training programs to connect with a wider range of partners and enhance your job effectiveness. Staffers are encouraged—but not required—to attend both sessions.

Session 1: Listening to Understand – Tuesday, May 24th from 12:00-1:00
Skills for listening to an opposing viewpoint with a goal of understanding, not refuting

Session 2: Speaking to Connect – Wednesday, May 25th from 12:00-1:00
Strategies that help someone more easily hear—and connect with—your perspective

Each session will include a skills presentation and time for practice conversations with a staffer from a different party (or committee, depending on availability). Staffers will get a rare opportunity to discuss which issues are important to them—and their member of Congress—and to find common ground.

Lunch will be provided.