Viewpoint Learning’s Community Conversations replace top-down models of public education (town hall meetings, expert panels) with two-way dialogues in which citizens become partners in solving problems.
A Community Conversation includes a specialized kit with video and print materials, a detailed process guide and feedback mechanisms. The kit enables leaders, their representatives, local organizations at all levels, and others to conduct two-to-three-hour community dialogues in which people get directly to the heart of a matter in a more constructive way.
Community Conversation can be scaled to groups of various sizes. For very large groups, we usually recommend adding professional facilitation and other special features. The Community Conversation kit is ready for use without special training. However, Viewpoint Learning can also provide customized training to increase the skills of those using the method and materials.