Co-founders of the Institute for Civility in Government Cassandra Dahnke and Tomás Spath have developed a strong track record of positive relationships with elected officials on all sides of the political aisle. They have developed a multi-tiered educational approach that encourages civil behavior while working to provide the necessary skill-set to identify and practice civility while expecting it in return.

Recognized as leading civility experts, Cassandra and Tomas have appeared in media outlets across the country, and are much in demand as speakers. They have addressed civic groups and corporate boards, students, faith communities, and members of the United States House of Representatives. They have appeared on PBS, CSPAN, and CBC radio, as well as in Roll Call and NPR Online. Their 2007 book, Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square, calls attention to the value of civil discourse, serves as a blueprint for action, and provides examples, in plain, straightforward language, of living, thriving civil discourse in American politics today. The rules they teach and practice can bring a greater civility to our homes, communities, and our nation.