Training leaders to break through gridlock

Poll Everywhere powers a workshop that teaches leaders and students to transform difficult conversations into movements

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Training leaders to break through gridlock


The conversations that matter are rarely easy

Cesar Chavez said movements happen one conversation at a time. Gabriel Grant and Jason Jay are working to help leaders and students transform their most difficult, polarizing conversations into one-on-one opportunities for change. They’re using this workshop to move the sustainability conversation forward at corporations, universities, and community centers everywhere.

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Guiding a group through personal reflection

In order to change the way people converse, Grant and Jay ask everyone to focus on one of their past, failed conversations throughout the workshop.

Open-ended questions conducted anonymously through Poll Everywhere provide a safe space to discuss everyone’s most problematic conversation.

Everyone stays on track because Grant and Jay can directly address responses that are veering off-course.

People own their commitments to change, because they see them appear in print on-screen alongside everyone else’s.

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With Poll Everywhere we can tell where people are getting lost, and speak to each of those people within the process. We don’t leave anybody behind.

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Breaking Through Gridlock offers a step-by-step guide to transforming one-on-one conversations. Use it alone, or with a group.

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Contact Grant and Jay to find help for a Breaking Through Gridlock training at your organization. Conduct it yourself, or let the BTG team lead it.

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Incorporate Poll Everywhere

Anonymous Poll Everywhere questions are the centerpiece of effective, guided reflection. It’s step one in helping people identify their roadblocks and move toward success.

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The perfect balance: anonymity and openness

Anonymous Poll Everywhere questions let everyone speak honestly from the comfort of their own devices. Even though responses are anonymous, they appear on-screen in front of the whole group. That helps everyone see that they aren’t alone in their problems, and encourages them to speak up and get the coaching they need.

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