Developed in response to documented discourse breakdowns in learning, living, and working communities, thinkCULTURE workshops expose participants to tools for clear and fearless communication that builds campus cohesion.
Systematic Empathy is a step-by-step method for precise listening. Participants slow down their thinking to better understand the logic and context of an opposing view.
Argument Mapping helps participants uncover hidden reasons, faulty logic, as well as points of connection.
In building a new frame, participants gain a framework for understanding how emotional drivers impact group decision making and disagreements.
thinkCULTURE workshops and webinars will be relevant for: College and University Presidents, Provosts, and Deans; Academic Advising and Support Staff; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Leadership; Faculty overseeing campus-wide programs and centers focused on critical thinking, productive dialogue and disagreement, civic engagement and skills, and more.
thinkCULTURE is offered by ThinkerAnalytix, a non-profit organization spun out of the Harvard University Department of Philosophy. Why philosophy? For philosophers, disagreement is expected, even invited, to tackle seemingly intractable problems. History shows that progress happens through disagreement that is inquisitive, respectful, and fearless.
We leverage thousands of years of tools from philosophy and custom technology to offer a portfolio of programs that teach productive disagreement as an essential part of learning and working communities.