How Can We Embrace Change and Those with Opposing Views?

Among life partners, nations, or fellow board members, some of the same communication strategies for difficult situations apply. David Brooks’ recent column in the New York Times shares many of them, as well as several good "for further learning" links. I'm sure many campers learn these skills at #jewishcamp, too!
Many of these ideas also correspond to the “abundance over scarcity” thinking that drives our Culture of Philanthropy paradigm shift at JCamp 180. Change is difficult, but if we focus on our common goals and vision, we can embrace change together and maybe no longer need to "seek emotional advice from a newspaper columnist."

Written by Aron Goldman. Aron is a Mentor with JCamp 180. Aron’s focus areas at JCamp 180 include camper enrollment, recruitment, and retention. He also directs our year-long Enrollment Program. Aron also has experience working as a consultant with grassroots, regional, national, and international organizations in the areas of capacity-building, strategy, and systemic change.

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Aron Goldman
JCamp 180