Waynflete Summer Institute for Dialogue and Civic Engagement

Can you imagine your school transforming today’s political turmoil into a catalyst for building a school culture where dialogue across difference is a keystone habit?

With the 2020 election looming large, The Waynflete Summer Institute for Dialogue and Civic Engagement will bring together educators from a wide variety of political backgrounds and institutions. Participants will:

  • Acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for engaging and facilitating dialogue across differences on even the most polarizing topics.
  • Develop strategies for fostering a school culture that promotes dialogue.
  • Create school-appropriate programming that utilizes dialogue with the 2020 election and beyond in mind.

We are currently accepting applications from schools that include upper and middle school faculty and at least one administrator. If you have questions about these requirements, please contact Jeannemarie Halleck at jhalleck@waynflete.org or at 207.774.7863, ext. 1165.

We'll respond within two weeks of your submission. All applications due by April 15. 

Read more about the Summer Institute

Dates: June 29–July 2, 2020
Location: Waynflete School (Portland, Maine)

Cost per Attendee: $1500
all training and materials; breakfast and lunch Mon-Thurs; welcome picnic, Monday evening; Wednesday evening social hour. 

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. Portland has a wide range of hotel and rental options; however, it will be peak season, so it is recommended that you make arrangements early.

For information about local accommodations, travel, and more, please contact Third Thought Director Jeannemarie Halleck at jhalleck@waynflete.org or 207.774.7863, ext. 1165.


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