Collaborative Leadership

Reuniting America 2006: An Example of Leadership Dialogue

Reuniting America convened a series of leadership workshops on major issues from 2004 – 2007. These sessions drew together 140 leaders representing the full range of political values and perspectives that dominate discussion of public issues in the U.S. The eventual result was to develop the principles of transpartisanship, an effort to replace the demonizing debates of public policy with dialogue in the exploration of shared values. That work is continued by the Transpartisan Alliance, at the grassroots level, and the Transpartisan Center, with national leadership.

This 2006 video highlights the guiding themes of the leadership workshops. Mark Gerzon, one of the leading facilitators of cross-partisan dialogue in this country and around the world, facilitated the dialogue featured in the video. His book, Leading Through Conflict, is a guide to leadership emphasizing the use of dialogue and conflict transformation methods.