The seminar is designed for those who would like to use the latest learnings from the social sciences to increase effectiveness, according to a news release, and will focus on the book, “Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change” by Nick Cooney.
The first four sessions will have a brief presentation, followed by group discussion. Sessions five and six people will begin designing a real life campaign.
Faith Conversations (a weekly gathering to talk about values in the context of current events) will follow the seminar with discussion at Charley’s Grill & Spirits.
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.