National Week of Conversation | How to Facilitate Productive Conversations on Public Issues

Apr 27
Apr 27 2022, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Darla Minnich

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Issue Guides

During the National Week of Conversation, please join us online for a Learning Circle co-sponsored by National Issues Forums Institute and the National Conference on Citizenship

How to Facilitate Productive Conversations on Public Issues

Across the United States and throughout the world, innovative civic practitioners are bringing people with diverse views together in deliberative discussions of public issues that impact our lives. People are crossing traditional barriers to listen deeply, to think critically, and to create foundations for constructive and complementary public work. In this session, we'll examine these practices while sharing insights and resources from the National Issues Forums Institute.


Leslie Garvin, Executive Director of North Carolina Campus Compact, a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy.

Betty Knighton, President of the National Issues Forums Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes nonpartisan public deliberation and democratic decision-making.


All National Conference on Citizenship Learning Circles will take place as collaborative zoom calls. Register for the event to receive the call details and updates on the call.


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