2017 Leading with Civility


It is our pleasure to invite you to Centerville, MA, on August 2 – 4, 2017, to participate in a program of special significance in this current era of hyper-partisanship and diminishing public support for our institutions of government. Our program, entitled Leading with Civility, is made possible through a grant from The Bridge Alliance, a nonprofit organization representing more than 60 like-minded organizations dedicated to restoring civility and collaboration in government.

Our goal is to inspire legislative leaders to take positive steps to diminish the partisan divide that threatens to rip apart the very fabric of our representative democracy.

The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), the State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) and National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) have formed a partnership to address this issue head-on. We are all nonprofits who operate in a strictly nonpartisan manner, bringing together legislators of all ideologies to discuss and debate current issues.

More to the point, all of us are dedicated to the proposition that Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, can find common ground if they work to establish a firm foundation of mutual respect and trust. We have the tools to achieve these goals, and we are eager to enlist your participation and support. We hope you will attend the Cape Cod event and then take these ideas and strategies back to your own state legislature.


  • When

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - Friday, August 4, 2017
    6:30 PM - 12:00 PM

  • Where

  • Fernbrook
    481 Main Street
    Centerville, Massachusetts 02632

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