Enable stakeholders who seem committed to opposing views to engage in civil, constructive discussion.
Role of evidence, trust, partisanship, ..... from
Clothing the Emperor Mission and Methodology:
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Anticipate how different kinds of arguments can be resolved. Identify the kinds of evidence that can be made accessible and useful to participants. What kinds of evidence will be respected? What other factors matter?
What "trumps" evidence?
E.g., what priorities might modify the influence of evidence on important decisions
about this issue?
"... there was a time when partisanship took second place to trust ..."
- From "When the House Could Clean Itself," By Joseph A. Califano Jr., Washington Post, Wednesday, October 4, 2006; A25
VI. Engage deeply