Mon., Mar. 25, Apr. 8 & 22, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. (Class started Mar. 11.)
Led by Terry Steichen.
Register online, email or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services.

Controversy modeling (CM) is a technique to address “wicked problems” (meaning resistant to resolution rather than evil). These are special problems for which it’s hard to define what a solution might be. Wicked problems usually involve multiple dimensions and multiple, competing stakeholders. CM helps users better understand complicated issues that swirl around us – abortion, climate change, gun violence, globalization, LGBTQ rights, health care, etc. The CM process eliminates any built-in bias and helps people develop their own informed views. The class will focus on reducing polarization and explore the conceptual basis and applications of CM, as well as demonstrating a free online tool that can assist in personal exploration and in conducting structured group discussions.