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Community Involvement and Internet Trolls

Community Involvement The dictionary defines the verb trolling as making “a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.” We all experience this and the more we use online dialogue and public input in community involvement, the more doors we open ...
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Conflict Resolution Activities

conflict resolution activitiesOf all of the conflict resolution activities that we have at our disposal – and there are a lot of them – this one is probably the granddaddy of them all.

Do you feel like I do – not only don’t people listen, but most don’t know how to listen? ...
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What is Consensus Decision Making?

Jails, cemeteries, hospitals, unemployment offices, corner offices, and congress are all filled with people who’ve made bad decisions. But what exactly is what is consensus decision making?...
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Consensus Decision Making vs. Referendum

I can imagine that many shared my foreboding as the world approached the referendum known as Brexit. Now that we are hearing about and beginning to experience some of the fallout from this vote, many of the “Leave” voters are beginning to wonder if they have done the right ...
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Mom’s Conflict Resolution Skills

We’re in the people business. So we like to observe people. Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the incredible experience of watching two small boys learn how to deal with the world and with each other. And it hit me: Yikes – people start out as children! ...
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