Promoting Positive Discourse





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: San Clemente

Total Budget: $2,156

Area of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention

Activity Type: Peace: General

Summary: Organizing and sponsoring a 80-100 person community workshop called 'Difficult Conversations: The Art and Science of Working Together,' by author Kern Beare, aimed at promoting peaceful discourse.

The community of San Clemente has experienced a high level of divisiveness over the past several years, and we have identified a significant need for the promotion of peaceful discourse and a stronger ability among the community to resolve conflict.

"Difficult Conversations: The Art and Science of Working Together" is an engaging, interactive workshop exploring a powerful set of principles and strategies that will help participants approach difficult conversations in a radically new way - one that can heal divides and change hearts and minds. The Difficult Conversations workshop was created by author Kern Beare, and this project is a partnership between the San Clemente Rotary Club, the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, and local non-profit First Amendment Voice, which helped developed the program.

The total budget is $3,800, which will be funded through a combination of this grant and ticket sales at $20 per participant. Expenses include catering breakfast and lunch, speaker travel/accommodations, marketing, staff time, and miscellaneous expenses. The scheduled date for the event is September 10th from 8am-3pm.

We believe this program will help to heal the divisiveness in our community by giving participants awareness and tools, which they can display and share with those they interact with. We will invite all members of the community to participate, as well as members of neighboring Rotary Clubs. After the event, we will conduct a survey to evaluate the impact of the workshop on participants.

Project Contact Person

District: 5320

Rotary Club of: San Clemente

Primary Contact: Tyler Boden

Email: tyler@bodenenergysolutions.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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San Clemente (5320)









Project Supporting Documents

22-23 MOU

Difficult Conversations Flyer

Final Report

Food & Beverage invoice

Grant Application

Proposed Budget

Room & Equipment invoice

SABTS Receipt

Zebra House Receipt


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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Tyler Boden

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Tyler Boden

System Entry: Project signed by Tyler Boden.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Paula Kohl.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Tyler Boden

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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