The Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta (CVC) is proud to partner with Common Ground Committee (CGC) for our Q1 meeting, "Finding Common Ground in the Workplace." Although we are living in polarizing times, CGC believes we can make progress through passionate but civil debate where facts are valued and participants listen to each other.
The mission of CGC is to inspire and motivate the public to find common ground and reduce incivility and polarization for a stronger nation. They do this by demonstrating how influential people of opposing views can unexpectedly find agreement without compromising core values. CGC provides innovative content and tools that empower individuals and consequently, their political leaders to do the same.
During the program, we will hear from corporations who have found common ground on tough issues, learn about the 10 Attributes of a Common Grounder and work through several practice scenarios.
Our discussion participants include:
Imara Canady, National Director for Communications and Community Engagement, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Chris D'Andrea, Manager of Volunteer Services, Georgia Power Company
Philip Milburn, Leadership Team, Common Ground Committee
Erik Olsen, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Common Ground Committee
Yvonne Whitaker, Director, NCR Foundation
Your participation will lend to the success of this program, so please bring your authentic self and be thoughtful and intentional when engaging with others who may or may not hold similar beliefs and priorities. You'll walk away with lots of great food for thought and new strategies for positive interactions with employee volunteers, colleagues, community partners and leadership. Bonus: While this program focuses on professional interactions, the information you glean will also be applicable to the holiday dinner table with "that relative" who always has an opposing view!
Our session will take place at Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 102, Atlanta GA 30309. Synchronicity produces smart, gutsy and bold theatre to spark community connections and uplift the voices of women and girls. This Midtown arts gem offers year-round programming and performances that you won't want to miss!
Complimentary parking is provided in the garage behind the main building. Please bring your ticket inside for validation. We will also provide coffee and light refreshments.