Ok, there are 2 more purposes! Fourth, these reports can shift the negative media tide. Which media channels are unwilling to tell the story of diverse Americans who agree?! And fifth, these DDRs become voices of We The People. And these voices of We The People then give our leaders a firmer foundation to act from.
We expect that everyone will want to participate at some point in their life – it’s a great way to serve your country and to learn disagreement life skills! There are 3 basic requirements for participation: (1)be an alumni + (2)make a commitment + (3)desire to live the ground rules. Alumni: those who have experience the Dinner and a Fight (Dialogue) eventbecome alumni because they have had the“eye-opening-experience” of breaking through our citizenship-apathy. Commitment: we call Deep Diving a tour-of-duty because it is hard work, takes time, and your teammates need you to be there. Ground Rules: you don’t have to do the ground rules perfectly, but you do have to strive to live-up-to the ground rules. Click here for ground rules.
Until our operating systems become more automated, we ask that you click here to let us know that you wish to join a team.
The best hosts are skilled at communicating (keeping the team informed), skilled at organizing (recruiting the diverse team members; holding the team together), skilled at being impartial and realistically optimistic, gathers team feedback and considers adjustments to serve the team. The host is like the team manager, or assistant coach. If you wish to explore the host role further, click here.
We encourage the DDTeams to follow a basicDDReport format. In this way, the format will improve over time, and readers will learn what to expect, and where to find it. Click here for examples of reports.