A mediator, coach and educator, Joan Goldsmith has focused on leadership development, organizational change, conflict resolution and team building with public and private organizations. She is the co-author with Kenneth Cloke of Resolving Conflicts at Work:10 Strategies for Everyone on the Job and Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict: Stories of Transformation and Forgiveness. She co-authored Learning to Lead: A Workbook On Becoming a Leader with Warren Bennis.
Goldsmith specializes in supporting individuals in improving their skills and life/work patterns. As a mediator she leads healing dialogues among contentious parties in volatile community disputes. In the nonprofit sector and in educational reform, she has been an advisor on organizational issues, school change, curriculum development and teacher education. Founder of Cambridge College, Joan Goldsmith is a former member of the faculties of Harvard University, UCLA and Antioch University. She holds a master of arts in social sciences and a doctorate of humane letters.
Kenneth Cloke, Goldsmith's husband and co-author, is a nationally known mediator. He is having a one-day seminar, Mediating Chronic Organizational Conflicts, on March 13, 2015, at Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street. Based on his latest book, The Dance of Opposites, Cloke shares how to construct more collaborative, democratic, self-managing organizations. Learn ways of adapting mediation skills to improve communications, coaching, team building, leadership, and change management. Discover how to design systems that prevent conflicts, encourage organizational learning, and shape a context of values, ethics, and integrity. More information and registration for Cloke's seminar.
Thanks to the Madison Public Library for compiling this list of resources for those who would like to read more on this topic. Also, see the links below for more information on these suggested readings.
Our theme for the Civics Club 2014-2015 season is Civil Discourse in a Changing Society.
Are we, as a civilized society, becoming increasingly polarized, to the point of abandoning respectful discourse in favor of abrasive “win at all costs” tactics? Our distinguished keynote and public affairs speakers will address this important issue. As a member, you have an opportunity to question keynote speakers. You gain a new perspective as you become acquainted with fabulous members and guests seated at your table.
We guarantee that you will learn something new at each Madison Civics Club luncheon meeting. Join us. Rejoin us. Invite at least one other to join, as well. We look forward to seeing you as we experience another inspiring Madison Civics Club year.
If you are already a member of the Madison Civics Club, all the meetings are included in your membership fee.
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee is interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio's Central Time (interview starts at about 3:00 into the stream).