This interactive workshop helps people solve a common problem that arises in working relationships between people with diverse forms of knowledge: self-censorship. People do not always feel comfortable sharing their concerns and what they know. Yet when people don’t share, the major benefit of diverse interactions is lost. And we often don’t realize it because self-censorship is not observable. In this workshop participants learn techniques for reducing self-censorship in their own working relationships, and for facilitating new ones between others that minimize self-censorship as well.
Adam Seth Levine is an Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. Many questions pique his interest and excitement. The top two are: How do civic organizations motivate ordinary citizens to become engaged in civic life? and When is social science useful to non-profits seeking social change? He is also the president and co-founder of research4impact, a non-profit that accelerates social impact by building relationships between researchers and practitioners. He applies the findings from his work on the usefulness of social science directly to research4impact along with publishing them in peer-reviewed journals.