Over 500 Santa Barbara non-profit leaders, board members and funders gather annually at "Partnership for Excellence," a day-long educational and networking conference.
One of this year’s four breakout sessions will feature Rabbi Evan Goodman, Executive Director of Santa Barbara Hillel, along with three top UCSB student leaders who travelled to Israel and the Palestinian Authority last summer on Hillel's "Fact Finders" mission. Students will share their experience of learning from a diverse group of fellow student participants as well as Israelis and Palestinians. Non-profit leaders will discover the challenges and benefits of actually hearing different perspectives. Then attendees will briefly practice the work of listening to another person’s story without judgement, interruptions, suggestions, or arguments.
This year's conference, entitled "Unlocking the Power of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in our Community," will be held at the Fess Parker Doubletree on Thursday, April 13, 2017. For more information or to register click here.