Two workshops, two powerful tools for leaders navigating difficult situations. Morning workshop: "Shaping Dialog" - Afternoon workshop: "Cool Tools for Hot Topics" Attend either or both. Thursday, March 19, 2020

Workshop Descriptions and Fees

Shaping Dialog (9 am - noon)

This workshop is for when you aren't sure where to begin or how to get to where you want to go. You will learn how to prepare for and lead focused conversations. This tool is particularly useful when time is short, the stakes are high, and the group is anxious. Participants learn, practice, receive feedback, and earn a certificate for participation.

Cool Tools for Hot Topics (1 pm - 4 pm)

How to lead a group conversation around a hot-button issue or touchy subject. You will be introduced to tools designed to calm people down so that they can talk through the issue. You will learn how to create a safe place for understanding and healing. Participants will learn, observe, experience, and receive a certificate for participation.

Registration Fees*

The cost of each three hour workshop is $45. This includes handouts, coffee, water, snacks, and a certificate of completion. The cost of the noon lunch, served on site is $8. If you sign up for both workshops the cost will be $90 and lunch will be included.

* Dialog Works is committed to making workshops and services available and affordable. We practice "graceconomics" which invites you to pay the amount which you able. Please contact Peter Soli by email ( to register and receive this offer.

About Peter Soli workshop leader

Central to my call to ministry has been my desire to make a positive difference in people's lives and in the world. I try to pattern my life and work around St. Francis of Assisi's wisdom “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.”

My interests in theology, family systems, peace making, and facilitation have been bolstered by the many opportunities I have enjoyed in 25 years of ordained ministry. These have included 11+ years as pastor in four different congregations; 10 years as an intentional interim minister in eight different congregations, and 4 years as assistant to the Bishop and Director of Evangelical Mission in the Western Iowa Synod. These same interests are filled as I assist leaders and congregations in times of transition, conflict, and difficult change.

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