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Let’s Talk About Viewpoint Diversity: What It Is, Why We Need It, and What Gets in the Way by Marla Estes
June 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pmFree
Diversity is a word we hear a lot these days. And rightly so. But … not so much “ViewPoint Diversity” (VPD.)
VPD allows us to comprehend the other side’s viewpoint in such a way that it informs and impacts the way we see the whole issue. This is useful at the workplace, in couples, in families and in politics.
VPD allows us to zoom out and get the biggest view we can — so that we can make optimal decisions and take effective action that will sustainably work in the long run.
We are often convinced we’re perceiving the world accurately through our personal experience and the information (accurate or not) to which we’ve exposed ourselves. VPD can illuminate our blinds spots. Given that there is not one of us who can understand everything about anything, VPD is crucial. NOTE: We will not be discussing specific political issues.
Facilitator Marla Estes, M.A. has a background in Psychology. Since 2007, she has taught workshops using film as a way to gain a better understanding of ourselves and others. She created Building Bridgers to address the political polarization in our country. Since 2017, she has been giving presentations, movie nights, book groups, workshops, and classes. Her focus is on education and helping people to develop insights and skills in approaching difficult conversations.
Presenter’s Website: https://www.BuildingBridgers.com