KVNU For the People host Jason Williams and Tami Pyfer of the Dignity Index after her appearance on the program.

LOGAN — The Dignity Index is a scoring system for how people talk to each other, not just in politics, but in their personal lives as well.

This past Monday, Tami Pyfer, chief of staff and who has been on the ground floor for the index, along with Utah Governor Spencer Cox took part in a discussion at USU exploring how the university community can learn to disagree better, which has been an initiative promoted by the governor.

The seminar also featured Dr. Irshad Manji, founder of the Moral Courage Project. On KVNU’s For the People program earlier this week, Pyfer said she was there as an anxious, eager observer.

“I visited for a few minutes afterwards with Irshad Manji and her director of the Moral Courage Project, she lives in Sandy, Utah. And there are people here in Utah that I know that have used this initiative or this approach, and I’ve been so impressed with it that I had to go today and see it for myself and then meet afterwards and visit. So, it’s good to see that live and to get a chance to visit afterwards,” Pyfer said.

Pyfer said the Dignity Index is really a simple tool, but once your go through it and learn a little bit about it, you can’t unsee it.

“And so, the people feel empowered by that, the young people that we have visited with, the business executives we visited with last week in New York City, they see it like this huge light bulb goes off, and they go ‘Ah!  I see how I can apply this not just to my company culture, but to myself, and in my relationships with my employees.’ And so, when they see…we put it this way, people see that they’re part of the problem and they see they can be part of the solution, and that’s very empowering.”

Pyfer said they have been very energized by the different types of organizations and people who contact them and want to apply it.

You can get more information at DignityIndex.us.

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