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Friday, February 3 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mental frames: How they're constraining societal communication and problem solving and what you can do about it

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"Mental frames" are a set of concepts and theoretical perspectives on how individuals, groups and societies organize, perceive and communicate about the world around them. An individual's mental frame influences their perception — people with different frames will see the same facts differently. Increasingly, mental frames are constraining societal communication and problem solving. Frames are filters to take in information selectively, process information in certain ways, discourage entire schools of thought, and discredit large swaths of the population. None of this serves us well, yet stepping outside our mental frames is hard. To do it successfully, we need to understand why we must, and have simple tools to support doing so. In this session, we explore several examples of where mental frames are constraining resilient action in Boulder and beyond, highlight ways that stepping out of those frames will support social change, and discuss simple tools to support opening ourselves to other viewpoints.

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Chris Allan

Executive Director, Ajabu Advisors
Chris Allan is a consultant on international environmental and development programming. He has thirty years’ experience in community development and environmental protection with Ajabu Advisors, the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition, Environmental Health Fund, Global... Read More →
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Ken MacClune

Executive Director, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition
Ken MacClune is Executive Director of ISET. Ken has over 20 years of experience in climate change, urbanization and resilience with work centered in Asia. Ken's work has focuses on translating global natural and social scientific insights into local contexts in a manner that improves... Read More →
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Karen MacClune

Senior Staff Scientist, ISET-International
Karen MacClune is Chief Operating Officer & Senior Staff Scientist of ISET. She received her PhD in Geophysics from the University of Colorado where she studied glacial hydrology and micrometeorology of the Antarctica Dry Valleys. Prior to her work with ISET-International, Karen was... Read More →

Friday February 3, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
N126 University of Colorado Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC), 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO 80303

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