ASSET FRAMING®—postponed

UPDATE 5/4/22 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, Katherine regrets that she must postpone this event until further notice.

Guest Column by Katherine Murphy

New Cultivating Civic Conversations Event

POSTPONED—edited 5/4/22 to reflect postponement

Registration is now open for Cultivating Civic Conversations Asset Framing®. This free 1.5 hour event on zoom will focus on the work of Trabian Shorters. He is an author, founder and CEO of BMe Community, and an international authority on Asset Framing® cognitive framework. This event offers participants an opportunity to reframe communities and people by their aspirations not their deficits, resulting in greater overall social impact, engaging broader populations, and assist in making a fundamentally stronger case for equity and change.

The event creator and facilitator, Katherine Murphy, includes content from the OnBeing Podcast and the Communications Network to assist participants in learning Asset Framing®. The Sutra Spaces discussion platform is used to manage and keep all group materials in one place. (Sutra is a private company and free of advertising.)

This event is open to the public. For more information and to register for the event, watch this space. To join the mailing list for CCC newsletters: For questions, email:

Participants in previous Cultivating Civic Conversation sessions have said:

  • “This excellent class opened my mind and my heart to new ways of learning and thinking about our country’s history and acting to address injustice.”
  • “I am astounded at how much I learned and the resolve I now have to make a positive difference.”
  • “It’s been an eye-opening journey into our history – a history I was never fully taught long ago in school…”

Katherine Murphy (Kittitas County LWV) and Wende Sanderson (Skagit County LWV) invented the Cultivating Civic Conversations (CCC) program to meet the need expressed by community and League members who want “to learn how everything works in government.” Since that is a tall order, we decided to use a seminar format and tackle one theme at a time because we believe that it easier to learn, grow, and thrive in community of learners. Research shows that long-term civic engagement is built on personal one-on-one connection and we focus on this approach.