About Convergence

LC_Dennis_PassisThe United States faces daunting challenges that threaten our well-being and our standing in the world. Deep political divisions and growing polarization impede our ability to meet these challenges. Our nation needs new capacities to pool knowledge, to bridge differences, and to address twenty-first century problems.

That is exactly what Convergence offers. Our mission:

 We convene people and groups with conflicting views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues.

Our process builds trust and understanding across differences as a prelude to taking action.

Our goals are both to create wise recommendations for government and private policy changes–and to foster lasting relationships of cooperation.

Our aim is to create a culture shift toward the widespread use of collaborative processes as a first option for addressing important economic, social, cultural, and political challenges in American society.