May 26, 2020 | Bold Collaboration in an Age of Polarization
A multi-sector summit for statewide associations
Ongoing: Regional groups meet regularly in Appleton, Green Lake, Richland Center, and Westby. Send an email to to be directed to a local contact.
2019: We held a Statewide Training & Learning Exchange in Westby, co-hosted with Kickapoo Conversations, and gathered with local leaders in Green Lake for a Training Intensive on the relational model and depolarizing habits.
We facilitated interactive workshops on our broad-based relational model at the Inclusivity Summit, the WIPTA Conference, the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association staff meeting, and the Wisconsin Council of Churches Annual Meeting. We helped facilitate a small group discussion at "Where Mission Meets Advocacy," and facilitated power-mapping for the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association.
We've met internally, worked on collaborative efforts, participated in strategic meetings around civic health and rural housing initiatives, and promoted events held by each of the three regional groups.
The core of our work is ongoing: we are about building day-to-day relationships, getting the work done, and staying true to our values and mission.
2018: We held two Statewide Training & Learning Exchange gatherings, co-hosted with Southwest Partners and Stronger Together Fox Valley. Our Core Team met three times in person, twice over conference call, and countless times one-on-one and in smaller committee meetings.
We spoke at the Healthiest State Summit and the Aging & Disability Conference about social isolation and polarization. Kickapoo Conversations, Stronger Together Fox Valley, and Southwest Partners organized their own planning meetings, events, and relational one-on-ones.