News Release: Civility Project Eyes How to Give More Constructive Feedback

SISTERS, OREGON—On July 12, Sisters residents will learn new skills that can help them communicate more powerfully, encourage one another and foster understanding. Citizens4Community and the Sisters Country Civility Project will present Summer Quarter 2016 Information and Skill-Building Sessions from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Hall, 301 S. Elm St.

The evening will center around Giving Constructive Criticism and, by extension, Showing Respect—two of the nine basic tenets of the Sisters Country Civility Project and Speak Your Peace. Award-winning speaker Sharon Strand Ellison will lead a dynamic skill-building session focused on how to give and receive feedback more effectively. All area residents are invited to this FREE event.

Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees will learn how the Civility Project got started locally in partnership with Speak Your Peace and will hear Project updates. During the 6:30-8 p.m. session, Sharon Strand Ellison will share stories as she demonstrates an easy, 3-step process for giving feedback that can prompt others to feel respected and want to listen.

Author of “Taking the War Out of Our Words” and co-author of “Taking Power Struggle Out of Parenting,” Ellison also is the creator of the Powerful Non-Defensive Communication™ process. She has been lauded as a communication pioneer and was a nominee for the Leadership for a Changing World Award.

Based in Deschutes County, Ellison provides keynotes and training for professionals, parents and youth.  Her broad client list includes: the Oregon Mayors Association, Hewlett Packard, Wells Fargo, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy, United Way, the Smithsonian, and The Centre for Dispute Resolution, in London England. For details about Ellison’s work, see

This free, informative community event is being made possible with generous financial support from Sisters Coffee Company and a grant from the Deschutes County Commissioners. RSVP’s are encouraged at or 541-549-1482.

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