Communicating Across the Aisle: Messages that Resonate Across Divergent Perspectives


Date: May 17, 2019

This one-day workshop invites leaders and partners in population health efforts to uncover their own “natural” preferences, alignments and tendencies to better understand how these help or hinder their ability to communicate effectively with those that express different positions or perspectives. Participants will practice moving past positions and towards genuine, authentic dialogue to find common ground to affect policy change and other areas of influence. The workshop strives to create a safe space to learn and practice communication strategies that encompass features of civil discourse, conversational capacity and meaningful connections.


  • Describe the basic principles of moral foundations values applicability to public health
  • Investigate personal bias to improve communication skills
  • Craft effective messaging for various stakeholders that resonate across divergent perspectives

Target Audience

State and local leaders, administrators, and staff with decision-making responsibilities in public health, health care/population health, related fields and non-profits.





    • Where

    • RENCI
      100 Europa Drive
      Biltmore Room
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517

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