The Convergence Learning Lab is the only comprehensive program building leaders’ capacity to bring people together to break gridlock and solve critical problems across deep divisions.
In a country marred by deep conflict, leaders face a daunting challenge: how to bridge divides in their organizations and communities? The Convergence Learning Lab’s training and consultation services inspire and equip leaders to navigate conflict and build consensus. The Lab services are built on our unique and proven collaborative problem-solving process that has been successful in addressing seemingly intractable political, social, organizational, and community-based issues.
Collaborative problem-solving skills and processes equip leaders to navigate division and build consensus solutions. We inspire and equip leaders in:
Business leaders must manage pressures and competing interests from internal and external stakeholders as they respond to divisive national social and political issues.
Diverse community leaders are regularly called upon to respond to divisive issues that divide and disrupt communities, schools, universities and nonprofits.
City, county, and state officials are increasingly challenged to engage diverse stakeholders to resolve contentious public policy issues.
Our services can be delivered on a one-time basis or customized as an ongoing engagement to meet the needs of your organization or community.
Our engaging and customized training will improve your leadership capacity and your organization’s effectiveness by focusing on three critical areas.
Our tailored interventions bolster your organization or community’s capacity to tackle contentious issues head-on.
Convergence is the leading organization bridging divides to solve critical issues through collaborative problem-solving across ideological, political, and cultural divisions.
For over a decade, we have convened leaders and doers to consistently find common ground, build trust, create consensus solutions, and move forward in unlikely alliances. It is this evidence-based approach to collaborative problem-solving, informed by continued advances in contact theory, neuroscience, and psychology and refined by 13 years of successful practice, that forms the foundation of the Learning Lab.
Our engaging, highly experiential, and customized training will equip leaders to use collaborative problem solving in their institution or community. Trainings include:
Our extensive experience in convening and facilitating dialogues and problem-solving sessions will help your organization or community to address contentious issues and develop solutions that work for everyone involved. We will deploy our tried-and-true methods to design, convene, and facilitate dialogue between parties to build trust and develop consensus solutions and blueprints for action.
Our consulting services will increase your organization or community’s capacity to address contentious issues. We work with key leaders and influencers to identify pivotal areas of concern and develop tailored interventions to address them, including training, development of customized toolkits, collaborative problem-solving, process and dialogue design, stakeholder engagement processes, working groups, conflict management coaching, identification of additional resources, and more.
To learn more about how the Convergence Learning Lab can work for your organization and get started on a unique program designed for your needs, contact Kit Chalberg, Senior Director by filling out our contact form.