This week we continue our series to reinvigorate our conflict resolution skills with a focus on reframing. We explore the techniques, ideas and spaces where reframes can be used to shift dialogue with Stephanie Grunze-Swanson.
CD went on a bit about some perspective sculptures. While his example was maybe less than stellar in the moment, we did find one that was far more fitting.
Our challenge for you is to actively focus on Reframing this week. If you hear a bold statement on the radio or out in the world, challenge yourself to reframe it, even just in your head. We will be posting articles and reflective questions on facebook and twitter.
Stephanie Grunze Swanson
Stephanie is a facilitator and conflict resolution specialist
with Rapid City Community Conversations (RCCC), a volunteer-based, non-profit, Native American-led organization in Rapid City, South Dakota. This group is founded in traditional Native American Lakota Values (Wisdom, Respect, Generosity, Courage, Compassion, Humility, and Perseverance) and is dedicated to working with and holding all institutions accountable to better serve the entire community.
Stephanie spent nearly 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves, with tours in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Kabul, Afghanistan. Cross-Cultural communication and conflict resolution were key to daily and operational interactions. While in Afghanistan, she had the privilege of organizing and leading a Gender Working group with female members from both the U.S. and Afghan militaries to build trust and relationships. Stephanie holds an Honors B.A. in Global Politics (Marquette University), a M.A. in Strategic Studies (American Military University), and a M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Creighton University).