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MAFN's May 17th Online Workshop: The Polarized Workplace: Managing a Growing Threat

  • 05/17/2024
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom



Duration: 2-hour workshop

About the workshop

As interpersonal trust has plummeted and Americans have lost the ability to talk to each other across ideological divides, the effects have been seeping into our workplaces. Learn about the trends that are exacerbating the issue and how you can help organizations respond. We’ll discuss skills that are specifically designed to address these sorts of rifts, as well as the longer-term work that builds a culture where ideas flow freely and many perspectives are welcomed.

Learning Objectives 

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how ideological polarization impacts organizations and their cultures, and squashes diversity of thought

  • Explore the principles behind bridging ideological divides at work and learn to incorporate these ideas within their work

  • Discover norms and practices for cultures that value diverse perspectives and stave off the threat of organizational monoculture   

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded for distribution to all who register (breakout rooms will not be recorded).

This is a 2-hour workshop. It will take place starting at 12:00pm EDT.


Randy Lioz helps organizations of all types develop healthy cultures that foster a sense of belonging for a wide variety of members and employees. He has worked with organizations from a range of sectors to address internal cultural challenges, including businesses, nonprofits, religious organizations and educational institutions.

At the leading national depolarization group Braver Angels he led the effort to migrate events to the online environment during the pandemic, and has regularly led workshops for regional and national audiences, in addition to spreading the depolarization message through interviews, speeches, writing, and podcast appearances.



  • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
  • Registration closes at midnight the day before the workshop.
  • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
  • Workshops begin promptly at 12:00PM Eastern.  Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
  • MAFN Members have access to all online workshop recordings via the MAFN website.
  • For registration or membership questions contact

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