Whether it's encountering rudeness at a meeting, an obnoxious spectator at a sporting event, or people arguing over politics at a party, there's no shortage of situations that could use a little civility.
The newly-formed Door County Civility Project aims to address that problem and advance the cause of civility in everyday lives of people in the community.
The group's Shirley Senarighi says the project isn't expected to be a cure-all, but it should give the community a common language and a common focus to concentrate on the issue.
The Door County Civility Project will be offering two training sessions where individuals can learn more about the project and the “Speak Your Peace” model of civility being used in support of these efforts.
Two single-session training sessions have been scheduled:
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - from 10 am to 12 noon - Sturgeon Bay City Hall - First Floor Meeting Room (421 Michigan Street Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235)
- Thursday, June 27 - from 6 pm to 8 pm - Door County Library, Jane Green Room (107 S 4th Avenue Sturgeon Bay WI 54235)
Sign up for either session at: http://www.doorcountycivilityproject.org/civility-training.html or by calling 920-743-1691.
Those who'd like to be able to deliver the “Speak Your Peace” program for a business, civic group, governmental body, non-profit organization, or church are encouraged to attend. There is also the opportunity to become a certified trainer for the Door County Civility Project.
Training will be provided by individuals from the Oshkosh Civility Project. The program will be led by Karen Heikel, a founding member of the core team for the Oshkosh Civility Project and Assistant Vice Chancellor at UW Oshkosh. Tom Grogan, facilitator of the Oshkosh Project, will also be in attendance and perhaps joined by other members of the core team from Oshkosh.
The Door County Civility Project is a fund of the Door County Community Foundation.