Maine Downtown Institute: Engaging Communities in Difficult Conversations
Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We will define public engagement, explore the need for engagement (particularly dialogue based interactions in local communities and downtowns), share principles of civility and provide opportunities to practice engaging in difficult conversations.
This workshop will include introductory exposure to facilitation skills, as well as provide a small toolkit with some resources to continue learning about and engaging in effective public dialogue. This is the introductory workshop to this content and is open and useful to all communities. In 2020, there will be a facilitator training (3-4 participants from any community) and individual community support (selected by an RFP process). There is no fee to attend this event, but registration is required as space is limited.
Funding for these trainings is provided by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation.
Handouts from this event:
- Equity and Inclusion, Everyday Democracy
- Facilitation Skills
- Maine Engaged Network
- NH Community Conversation
- Organizing a Community-wide Study Circle Program
- Poster Revive Civility Overview
- Public Engagement Resources
- Revive Civility Listens
- Top Ten List for Hosting
- Tyranny of Civility
- Welcome Discussion Guide Activity