What is Perspective Intelligence (PI)?

Value Proposition

  • Have you ever:

    • been in a meeting where everyone was in agreement and you saw things differently?

    • had an idea, question, concern, or criticism and not felt comfortable sharing it because you felt that to do so would be career-imperiling, that you’d be judged negatively, or because you were worried about being misunderstood?

  • Do you suspect that your employees have had this experience

    • Employees can’t bring their best selves or their best ideas to work when they fear being ridiculed or judged for saying the wrong thing.

  • You’ve done the hard work of assembling the best, the brightest, and the most promising workforce. You need them to perform at the top of their game. We can help you get there.

    • Increasing the PI of your workforce can help recapture the intellectual capital that’s been trapped by fear.

    • The solution lies in the development and fostering of broad critical thinking skills—specifically intellectual humility and curiosity. For many people, this requires questioning some cherished assumptions about others’ motivations and how the world works. 

PI Assessment and Framework

  • Baseline assessment

  • Six-hour program

    1. Why do we need to welcome a diverse range of perspectives? Why does it matter for business and community-building?

    2. How and why do we need to differentiate between facts and beliefs?

    3. What role do social penalties play in regulating how we communicate and where are the lines?

    4. What is the role of identity in communication on difficult topics?

    5. Can science and evidence solve our problems and eliminate the need for an openness to diverse perspectives?

    6. How do we apply these lessons?

  • Follow-up assessment

Delivery

  • One four-hour workshop (online or in-person)

  • Two three-hour workshops (in-person only)

  • Non-profit rates available

  • Please use the contact form below (or email info@diverseperspectivesconsulting.com) for more information.

WHAT THEY SAY

"This course has been an outstanding exploration of the dichotomy between bigots and snowflakes and between extremes of the political spectrum as well as, and possibly more importantly, the middle and the grey areas. My biggest takeaways...are the importance of humility and admitting when you do not know something, the importance of diversity of opinions and ideas (especially when those ideas are contrary to mainstream thought), and a reinforced understanding that nothing is quite as black and white as it is often made out to be."

—Joseph Kreiling, student in Bigots & Snowflakes class