Highlights From the Council of State Governments 2022 Conference

December 13, 2022

We were thrilled to travel to the Council of State Governments annual conference last week, and not just because it was in Hawaii. Our team held workshops where we identified the root causes of polarization, discussed how to find common ground, and then took elected officials and government staff through a few exercises to flex their problem-solving muscles.

Participants took on topics like voter ID requirements, gun laws, and where to build clean energy infrastructure. We were especially excited to speak with the many legislators, officials, and staff members who are interested in bringing our It’s Your America citizen problem-solving program to their districts.

Special thanks to our partners at the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution for joining us to present the Do’s and Don’ts of effective problem-solving conversations.

Interested in bringing citizen problem-solving to your state or district? We’d love to hear from you at iya@ourcivicgenius.org!


Jillian Youngblood leading a Civic Genius session at the 2022 Council of State Governments Conference



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