The Civility Summit is a stop-them-in-their-tracks event that harnesses the passion of key leaders from your community and turns it into practical change that lasts.
Our communities as we know them are unraveling. Unkind, uncivil, and disrespectful behavior are tearing away at the social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health fabric of our schools, businesses, and homes.
Direct consequences of the problem:
Further consequences of these problems:
The problem is so overwhelming that it can be paralyzing. Yet, when our kids' lives are at stake, we have to do something.
We get it. We understand. You deserve better. We will help you solve this.
In the meantime, download our most popular guide, 7 Practical Ways to Inspire Kindness, Respect & Civility Where You Lead, for some takeaways we think you'll find helpful and to get a sense for the kind of work we do.
You are desperate to see change in your community, but knowing how to put a dent in such an enormous problem can be paralyzing. You want a solution to that overwhelming (big hairy) problem. At The National Civility Association, we share your urgency and frustration to do something, but we aren't helpless in this fight. And, neither are you. We've taken three decades of experience in psychology, civility, character and leadership training and applied them to a transformative program that brings practical, measurable change to the communities we love.
The program isn't a one-and-done, feel-good event that magically transforms your community. But, hear this: It moves the needle. And, in a climate like ours — that's a win we'll take.
First, we bring high school students, educators, business leaders, and appointed officials together for a stop-them-in-their-tracks, one-day kickoff event.
Then, participants leave with a collective drive for change and a practical plan to achieve it.
Finally, their actions launch ripples of kindness throughout your community that tip the scale in a direction that matters.
The truth is, we don't have to be helpless bystanders.
Lasting change is possible and it's worth giving it all we've got.
Practical kindness, respect & civility prevails and helps to prevent:
With diligence — Kindness, Respect, Order, Civility, and Selflessness multiply throughout the community, one person at a time.
Here's the bottomline — It's ludicrous to think one initiative can fix everything. Our approach is far more practical.
It's easy to complain about others not pulling their weight, but real change starts within ourselves. This is where we spend our energy.
When we spread intentional kindness, those around us begin to change, too. This is the most natural ripple effect from the event.
With a little more civility, we begin to tip the scale towards a kinder, more selfless community that overflows into our world.
"Amazing! Our partnerships with student, school and community leaders helped our businesses thrive."
"Civility Summit changed my life - we brought different schools and businesses together with a drive to bring people together in all efforts towards civility."
"The Civility Summit was absolutely incredible! This investment brought our community, school & business leaders, working side-by-side with students addressing the social changes of today."