Learn How to Create Common Ground

Stop Debating. Solve Problems Instead.

Creating Common Ground provides a series of online, self-paced courses to help people learn how to bridge divides in interpersonal, organizational and political contexts.

We already know a great deal about how to create common ground between people. This knowledge comes from scholarship and practice in conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation, collaborative problem solving, psychotherapy and counseling, and even political communication. The problem is that these skills are not widely taught. We believe skills for collaborative problem-solving should be be commonplace. They should be taught in schools, practiced at home and promoted in our organizations. For this reason, we offer a series of basic courses, free of charge, that teach basic skills in different forms of collaborative problem solving.

The Basic Course: Collaborative Problem Solving

The Advanced Course: Dialectical Problem-Solving

This course is currently under development.