Perspectives Program

Political polarization is the leading social rift of our time and won't be an easy problem to solve, but there is a science-backed method that can help to bridge political divides. We've partnered with Constructive Dialogue Institute to bring you Perspectives, an online program that helps teams create the best ideas across divides to develop public finance solutions greater than the sum of their parts. 

84% of employees discuss political or social issues at work

Yet 56% of managers report their organizations have not provided resources for managing political issues in the workplace. Perspectives is an online learning experience that equips participants with science-backed skills to communicate more effectively across differences. Research has demonstrated that Perspectives is effective for improving communication and thinking skills.

Registration Options

Participate in a GFOA Cohort

Sign up and participate over eight weeks as part of a large group. You'll have the opportunity to be assigned a conversation partner to talk about the lessons you're going through.

Sign Up as an Individual

Have the flexibility to complete Perspectives on your own schedule. By signing up as an individual, you won't have the option of having a conversation partner. CPE credit and the capstone will be scheduled around the cohort.

Click here to learn more about each session. Want to Sign Your Local Government Up? Contact GFOA for more information.