Have you ever needed to have a difficult conversation (racism, political disagreement) but felt you weren’t able to lead that conversation without causing hurt feelings? Has your organization needed to address issues in the workplace (loss of a client, internal strife) and you either avoided the problems altogether or attempted to address them and it just didn’t work?

Difficult situations often demand difficult conversations. Organizations and individuals frequently struggle to make these important conversations productive and all too often avoid the conversation in the hope that the problem will go away. The Beyond Civility workshop demonstrates ways in which we can have respectful conversations with people who don’t share the same opinions or beliefs. Workshop participants will gain additional experience discussing difficult topics, focus on the principles of civil discourse, and learn to create an equitable space for dialogue. You will bring new skills to your communities and teams to foster collaboration, promote mutual understanding, and resolve conflict.



“Mutual understanding and respect between people is something we have to keep working for.”

Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller

Pricing Details

WorkshopNumber of ParticipantsWorkshop LengthPrice
Beyond Civility8-805 hours$750 for up to 15 participants,
$30 for each additional

*Workshop Length is dependent on group size.

**Off-site Workshops will require a $350 travel fee. Travel distance may impact final price.


Impressions from Attendees

“This was an experience that none of those young men nor I will ever forget. By noon the day after we returned, those five young men had told most of the school about their trip to the ‘Mountain.’ This program provided these young men something many people never see … you provided two days of peace. You showed them life outside of Pine Bluff. You introduced them to people not like them and let them know that different is OK.”  

Interested in a Workshop?

Contact Person

Heather can help you decide which workshop is right for your group or advise how to fit one into your schedule when you meet at the Institute.

Heather Southard

Program Coordinatorhsouthard@uawri.org(501) 727-6265