Monday, May 4, 2015

HNMCP Clinical Project Offers Analysis & Hope in Town Council’s Difficult Conversations

Sudbury - lo resThere have been several articles today covering the HNMCP clinical project with the Sudbury Clergy Association (SCA). The SCA contracted HNMCP to assist with increasingly hostile exchanges between and among stakeholders in a variety of settings and to make recommendations for a kinder, gentler protocol for doing business at Town Meetings, in town government, and in the schools.

Seanan Fong ’16 (Harvard Divinity School) and Jiayun Ho LLM ’15 (Harvard Law School), spent two months conducting The Sudbury Listening Project — interviews, focus groups, and a town survey — to evaluate sources of tension and make recommendations on ways the town might move forwards in reconciliation and collaboration.

You can read more about this project in this article and this one, both in the Boston Globe, as well as this one in Wicked Local.

You can watch Seanan and Jaiyun’s presentation to the Town of Sudbury on Sudbury.TV.