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Jump the Generation Gap!
Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at 7pm ET
Join Craig for an online Make Shift Coffee House where we will explore how people of different ages see and hear things differently.

Free and open to the public.

Addie Hinds and Craig Freshley -- who range in age from 16-60 -- will jump into a conversation across the gap. And you are invited!

See how they mis-understand each other, and how they cross the gap. Join in with your own questions, challenges, and perspectives based on your own age and the gap you face with others. This is your chance to ask a younger or an older person how they see or hear things!

Hosted by Central Hall Commons in Dover-Foxcroft and Sponsored by Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland, this event is part of the National Week of Conversation.

Action Precedes Understanding

If you are a fan of Craig's Facebook Page on How to Get Along, this one might look familiar.

In this video Craig challenges the myth that we need to fully understand something before acting on it. Instead, it’s through action that understanding emerges.

Related to this video Craig has written one-page Tips called Take a stepAct as if, and Failure.
It's time for the 5th Annual American Civic Collaboration Awards

Over the years The Civvys, as they are affectionately known, continue to highlight outstanding initiatives working to collaborate across divides at the national, local and youth levels.

It was an honor to win this award in 2019 our my work with Make Shift Coffee Houses and we encourage nominations. Winning the award was a great boost around here.

Award Categories Include:
National: These projects are nationwide in scope and audience.
Local: These projects are designed to serve a local, state or regional community.
Youth: These projects have a focus on children, teenagers or young adults.

Common Ground Committee highlights bi-partisan collaboration.

Bridge builders in Congress— Democrats and Republicans— are making a concerted effort to reduce political polarization and improve public discourse.

“We introduced it with 9 Republican sponsors and 9 Democratic sponsors.
I think there is a bipartisan understanding that we need to overcome this polarization. So the bill would create a new program within AmeriCorps that is focused on building relationships across lines of difference. It would focus on providing grants to those local entities that are doing this work on the ground in our communities.” - Rep. Derek Kilmer.

Join Craig on May 4 for this free interactive workshop!

Craig Freshley will explain some theory behind group decision making and tell some stories. He will also explain proven steps and practical tips for group efficiency and productivity. Participants will be encouraged to share their own group process challenges for Craig to react to, and we will all get in on the shared problem solving! 

This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maine. The workshop is free and open to the public. 
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