March 30th Communications Workshop

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Eric Gruenstein, Sandy Beckwith, David Mann
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Kevin Flynn, Tim Burke, Amy Searcy
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Eric Gruenstein
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Kevin Flynn, Bob Rack
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Bea Larsen, Janaya Trotter
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Bob Rack, Sandy Beckwith, Dave Mann, Bea Larsen
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Mike Wilson, Debbie Pearce, George Vinvent
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Tim Burke, Jerry Newfarmer
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Caleb Faux, Mike Wilson

June 8th Communications Workshop

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From left to right: YWC CEO Charlene Ventura, CBA Trustee Vice-President John Tafaro, Alice Skirtz, Councilmember Yvette Simpson, and Judge Jack Sherman
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Buck Niehoff makes a point, State Rep Denise Driehaus looks on.
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Alice Skirtz, social rights advocate pays close attention.
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Our teacher makes a point.
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Councilman Chris Seelbach with Enquirer Editor Krista Ramsey engrossed in the content
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An eager commentator
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US Attorney Ken Parker thoughtfully looks on.
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Buck Niehoff, State Rep Denise Driehaus, and Barry Horstman
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From left to right: Neuroscientist Eric Gruenstein, CBA Counsel Maria Palermo, and Buck Niehoff taking notes.
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Councilmember Yvette Simpson, NKU General Counsel Sara Sidebottom, and Judge Jack Sherman
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Councilmembers Chris Seelbach and Wendell Young participating in an exercise.
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Enquirer Reporter Barry Horstman (left) and Judge Pat Fisher (right) look on as Paul Haffner makes a point.
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Debbie Pearce in action
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The group assembled.

August 24th Communications Workshop

Photos by Alyssa Konermann

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Bea Larsen shows those nearby her attempt at the bug described.
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Tony Reiss (left), Pam Thomas (center), and Mike Wilson (right) candidate for State Representative discuss their different interpretations of their bugs.
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Debbie Pearce states her point.
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Do we always imagine exactly what is described?
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Paul Haffner, Alice Skirtz, John Tafaro, and Kevin Flynn discuss the concepts discussed during their break.
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Tony Reiss (left) and Pam Thomas (right) wonder what will come next in Beyond Civility's communication's seminar
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Charlene Ventura converses with fellow participants.
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Denise Driehaus is just so photogenic.
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Barry Horstman, Cincinnati Enquirer Investigative Reporter, tells a joke and Wendell Young and Kevin Flynn enjoy it.
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Denise Driehaus enjoys a portion of the break.
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Eric Gruenstein prepares himself for the remainder of the day.
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Jack Sherman (left) and Pam Thomas (right), Candidate for Hamilton County Clerk of Courts discuss the morning's events.
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Kenneth Parker, Assistant U.S. Attorney, takes his leave to attend to a case.
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Eric Gruenstein, Prof. of Neuroscience, U.C. Medical College, Conveners Sandra Beckwith & David Mann, & Organizers Bob Rack & Bea Larsen take in Debbie's presentation.
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Wendell Young describes what he sees while others draw.
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Yvette Simpson, Alice Skirtz, Tony Reiss, Mike Wilson (Candidate for State Rep), and Charlene Ventura work diligently on the task at hand.
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Paul Haffner (far left) explains his opinion to Debbie Pearce (far right), while John Tafaro (left) and Kevin Flynn (right) watch.
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Beyond Civility Co-Founder & former Chief Circuit Mediator, 6th Cir. Ct. of Appeals gives his vision while Co-Founder Bea Larsen looks on.
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Social advocate Alice Skirtz and former Mayor David Mann discuss the concepts of Civility.
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State Representative Denise Driehaus takes in the experience.
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Bea Larsen, Senior Mediator, and Paul Haffner, Senior VP, Great American Insurance Company participate in an activity.
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Charlene Ventura, President & CEO of the YWCA, plays a role in a listening exercise.
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Federal Magistrate Judge (ret.) Jack Sherman chuckles at a portion of the seminar...Kevin Flynn loves it.
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Janaya Trotter, candidate for Hamilton County Prosecutor, takes in the experience.
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Federal District Judge Sandra Beckwith aims to make an important point during one group exercise.
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Councilwoman Yvette Simpson makes her emotions known during one practice conversational exchange.
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Kevin Flynn, President of the Charter Committee of Cincinnati, enjoys the group.
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Councilman Wendell Young enjoys the portion of the seminar dedicated to active listening.
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John Tafaro, Vice-President of the Cincinnati Bar Association, enjoys the small group session.
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Tony Reiss, President of the Cincinnati Bar Association, pensively observes the proceedings.
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Maria Palermo, Cincinnati Bar Council, amusingly looks on during one exercise.
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The large group breaks into smaller groups.
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The group totally delves into session two of the communication seminar.
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Debbie Pearce, our teacher, makes a point.
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Members of the group look on.

16 participants met from 8:30 to noon, with lunch following each session, on March 30th, June 8th and August 24th in the Conaton Room at Xavier University and on November 30th in the Huenefeld Tower Room at the Cincinnati Public Library.  The workshop was led by Deborah Pearce.

 Click here for participants.

Click here for article describing the Workshop [from CBA Report].