Our Civility Summit is a stop-them-in-their-tracks kickoff event that harnesses the passion of the key student & adult 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’d like to buy you a cup of coffee and share about the details, the news coverage, and the promotion you get in return as well as how we help you remove the financial obstacle keeping your local schools, businesses, and government from coming together to initiate tangible change in your community.
Second, we will show you how we bring high school students, educators, business leaders, and appointed officials together for a stop-them-in-their-tracks, one-day kickoff event.
Then, we will show you how participants leave with a plan for impact. During the kickoff event, attendees are challenged to think creatively about how to unleash kindness throughout the community. Then, together, they build a plan to practically apply what they’ve learned.
Finally, practical kindness, respect & civility takes the lead in your community. With lively chatter on social media, news coverage of the event, and #FindTheKind challenges popping up throughout your community following the kickoff, you will feel the centrifugal expansion of ongoing ripples of kindness throughout your community that tip the scale in a direction that matters.
Because 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.
In the meantime, download: 7 Practical Ways to Inspire Kindness, Respect & Civility Where You Lead, for some takeaways you'll find helpful and to get a sense for the kind of work we do.
Time and money are wasted on alternative programs that are full of fluff and no action, or one-and-done events with no follow-through.
Community problems continue to grow more and more out of hand.
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.
We love the fact that you see the immense value in helping young people, our future workforce, come together to work side-by-side with school, business and community leaders on a mission to put an end to unkind, disrespectful, and uncivilized behavior, one person at a time.
Our Civility Summit is a fast-paced event, full of multiple quick and to-the-point keynotes and video clips that are not only educational, engaging, and empowering but also lay the foundation of kindness, respect, and civility in everything we do.
Numerous breakout sessions tie everything together and spark those "Aha" moments found in self-reflection. The question arises, "what is possible if we start implementing these suggestions back in our schools, businesses, communities, and homes?"
Our working lunch sessions are where school, business, community, and student leaders who came as a team are brainstorming specific #FindTheKind challenges that they can centrifugally expand within their respective environments. These are all intentionally aimed at putting an end to unkind, disrespectful, and uncivilized behavior, one person at a time. BUT, here's where we differ from others: We despise one-and-done events. That's why our social media, email, and text follow-up kicks into high gear one hour after each event and provides a continuous stream of sharing, from great information and ideas to celebrations of what everyone is implementing in their own communities. Then, our online contests and Zoominars keep everyone engaged, year after year after year.
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.
In the meantime (while you wait for our coffee time), 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.
"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."