Local Author George Goens, PhD will lead a talk and signing on his recently released book Civility Lost. This event is Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Wykeham
Local Author George Goens, PhD will lead a talk and signing on his recently released book Civility Lost. This event is Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library, in Washington, CT.
The United States is undergoing serious splintering that threatens, not only relationships, but also politics and society as a whole. Divisions are emphasized. Disagreements turn into name-calling and castigating. Issues are sharply painted in right or wrong, ethical and unethical, intelligent or unenlightened colors. The country’s motto is E Pluribus Unum, out of many, one. Philosophy and principle, not force or fear, unite the country through ideals that celebrate the sovereignty and authority of all citizens.
This book explores principles and expectations for a democratic society, and how differences can be approached civilly to explore and define solutions. Citizens must engage in respectful conversations to build greater understanding. Differences are inevitable in democratic republic by its very nature. Civility is essential for citizens to engage in self-government.
George A. Goens, Ph.D. is a prominent author, dynamic leader, recognized educator, and featured speaker. George has worked with public and private sector organizations on leadership selection, development, and assessment. Because of his experience and perspective, he has presented seminars and workshops on leadership and educational reform for regional, state, and national organizations and for school districts across the country. George has authored nine books and has written over 60 articles in journals and magazines on leadership and education. He has also presented seminars and workshops on leadership, school reform, and leading in a crisis at regional and state conferences and for organizations and school districts across the country. George lives in Litchfield CT. www.georgegoens.com.
The author will have books for sale and signing at the event.