The title C-Squared refers to the nature of the issues discussed/debated over a meal (Controversial AND Consequential).
A great leader is eager to see both sides of the critical issues of the day and avoids the trap of unchallenged certainty. One of the pillars of a Civic Ownership Mindset is Inquiry before Advocacy and this event seeks to support that. These events serve to do the following:
- Provide our West Valley leaders and alumni members an opportunity to further develop critical Leader to Leader relationships.
- Gain a more complete understanding of the hot-button issues of the day.
- Enjoy a great meal with others that love (and lead) the West Valley!
Typically, once an issue is decided upon, members of our Alumni Association Council reach out to a credible spokesperson from both sides of the respective issue. Additionally, a highly skilled moderator is invited to run the debate. The goal with the C-Squared event is CLARITY not CONSENSUS. There is plenty of time to build consensus once leaders are dealing with the same fact universe and have achieved a degree of understanding regarding the opposing sides point of view. By having a credible spokesperson there from both sides, claims can be challenged and understanding broadened.
Some of our recent Controversial & Consequential topics include Common Core, Immigration, Marijuana and Open Primaries.