Dinner Meeting with Speaker: Diving into Difficult Conversations
Join us as we welcome members of the N.H. Society of CPAs for the council's next dinner event on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Manchester Country Club located at 180 S River Road in Bedford, NH The evening begins at 4:45 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner at 5:45 p.m.
Our guest speaker will be Reverend Parisa Parsa of Essential Partners of Cambridge, MA who will offer a presentation: Diving into Difficult Conversations
In a nation that is more politically divided than ever and new controversies brewing weekly that elicit strong opinions, it has become critical to learn and practice deeper skills at engaging with others whose views differ from our own. This interactive presentation will offer some wisdom from the practices of Essential Partners, which has been honing and teaching the skills of connection across divisive differences for 27 years. Whether you're most concerned about a conversation with a co-worker, a client, between clients, or with your own family, this will be a chance to reflect on and practice some ways to engage your curiosity and compassion to deepen connection.
Thank you to our dinner co-sponsors!
About Our Speaker:
Parisa joined Essential Partners of Cambridge, MA as the Executive Director in early 2015. She brings years of congregational, denominational, and non-profit leadership, focused on training and cultivating others as leaders to build strong, healthy organizations. Prior to joining Essential Partners, Parisa served as the Director of Congregational Development for the New England Unitarian Universalist Association, providing leadership development, training tools and resources for mission-focused planning and change management for ministers and congregations. An ordained minister, Parisa led a mid-sized congregation in Milton, Massachusetts for ten years, and has served in leadership roles for faith-based and social service organizations across the country. She is also an experienced facilitator and intercultural consultant, training nonprofit staff teams and congregations working to develop skills at culture change toward greater intercultural relationships within their communities.
Questions? Call the council office at 603-228-1231 or click here to email us.