It’s got to be said: trying to make change can also provoke disagreement, controversy, or even conflict. For this reason, change makers need a bit of courage and some tolerance for disagreement. We only need “a bit” and “some” as we come to realize that disagreement is part of the change process. Disagreement can even be productive! Productive Disagreement increases participation in change, ownership of the change, and often results in change that garners even wider support. In Lesson 8 of Getting Started with the Tenacious Change Approach, we focus on the nature of Productive Disagreement, understanding the natures of controversy and conflict, and how to reduce the risk of disagreement becoming destructive.
Each week, until we launch the full Getting Started with the Tenacious Change Approach streaming video course in September, we are featuring a brief video on one of the ten essential operating principles of the Tenacious Change Approach. This video is an introduction to the seventh lesson in the series.
For even more, watch the full 20-minute overview “sneak preview” video HERE.
Before things get too busy this Summer…
Take a moment to register for the Community Change Experience, October 24-27 and book your room. The excitement IS building! In making your travel plans, be sure to join us for the opening reception on the 24th where you can meet, greet, and network with old and new friends.
Register now and book your room at the event hotel, the beachside Opal Grand. Interactive workshops are being offered by staff and colleagues of Tamarack Institute, Tenacious Change, Palm Health Foundation, and EJS Project. Plus, there will be an opportunity to go on-site to see community change principles and strategies in action. Check it out today at Community Change Experience where you’ll find both hotel and registration information. This unique gathering is being hosted in partnership by EJS Project, Palm Health Foundation, Tamarack Institute, and Tenacious Change.
Tenacious Change Website Upgrade and Update
We’ve been doing some updating and upgrading of our website. If you haven’t been there for a while, check it out here. It isn’t finished yet, but we think you are going to like what we’ve been doing.
While you are there, check out our Consultation, Workshop, and Training page where you can learn about our core offerings and services. On the first page of that section, we offer some questions to help you think through what you need and how we can help. We also have an attractive PDF version of this section you can download, print, and share with others on your team or in your organization.
Now, how can we help you make change happen for the greater good in your community or organization?
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