Toolkit Library/

Shared identity

Civility builds on the recognition that we are members of a shared society. This recognition allows us to stay in dialogue long enough to reach a deep enough understanding of multiple perspectives and contexts (Practices C1 and C2), particularly those that are different from our own. This helps bring to light a balanced understanding of both the assets and challenges facing our communities. Use this activity alone or with a group to think through the common ground you share with people who are very different from you.


   15 minutes

   By: Greater Good Science Center

   Educator-prep | Lifelong learners

Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

More on this topic:

Perspective taking: a brain hack that can help you make better decisions


  12 minutes

  By: Wharton Neuroscience Initiative

Perspective taking for inclusion


  30 minutes

  By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

Concentric altruism


  10 minutes

  By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

How sharing our stories builds inclusion


  10 minutes

  By: Harvard Business Review, Selena Rezvani and Stacey A. Gordon

How to teach divergent thinking


  20 minutes

  By: UT Austin Faculty Innovation Center

Access our collection of +200 learning materials

PI toolkit library