Community Conference and 5 Habits of the Heart

Healing the Heart of Democracy Circles

Share in the continuing conversations around each of Parker Palmer's Five Habits. In our effort to continue to build on the theme of his book and the keynote speech Mr. Palmer gave at Alverno's Community Conference, The Civility Project is using the study circle guides prepared by the Wisconsin Council of Churches in their effort to promote a "Season of Civility" to lead discussion on campus. The study circles promote healthy and thought provoking conversations amidst our different points of view. See the 5 Habits Brochure for more details. It is highly recommended that you attend all sessions as each workshop is a continuation of the previous. However, if you are unable to attend all of the dates, you are still invited to register.

Workshop Dates

Day Date Time Topic
Tuesday October 29, 2013  6-8 p.m. We must understand that we are all in this together
Tuesday November 19, 2013  6-8 p.m. We must develop an appreciate of the value of "otherness"
Thursday February 6, 2014  6-8 p.m. We must cultivate the ability to hold tension in life-giving ways
Thursday March 13, 2014  6-8 p.m. We must generate a sense of personal voice and agency
Thursday April 10, 2013 6-8 p.m. We must strengthen our capacity to create community

 Location on Alverno's Campus is to be determined.

To register for the workshop series, please click here.


Recommended Reading

In preparation for Dr. Parker Palmer's keynote at the Community Conference and the subsequent Workshop Series to follow, Dr. Palmer recommends reading The Politics of the Brokenhearted: On Holding the Tensions of Democracy.


Dr. Parker Palmer's book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit (Jossey-Bass 2011) outlines the 5 Habits of the Heart which will be discussed in the Workshop Series.