Civil Discourse in the Public Arena


Multi-Phase Approach to Cultivating Civility in Society

The Skagit County Dispute Resolution Center partnered with the League of Women Voters and Skagit Valley College to create a multi-phase approach to cultivating civility in society. SVC students have the opportunity to earn college credit for the series. Please read about our Phase 1 Convening Session, which occurred May 5th, in the links below.

We are lucky to have dedicated and talented volunteers working on this project, including volunteer mediators who showcased their facilitation skills as they guided community conversation topics.

Phase 2 will involve four skill building sessions hosted by four different city mayors on June 14th (Mount Vernon), July 19th (Anacortes) , August 9th (Sedro Woolley), and September 12th (Burlington). During these sessions, participants will cultivate tools for engaging in tough conversations.

Phase 3 is a full day conference scheduled for Saturday October 6th, and will serve as a way to celebrate October as Conflict Resolution Month in Washington.

With the support of community sponsors all events are FREE! Please join us!