Forks in the Road: Stories of Faltering in Facilitation, and Alumni Fun

March 9, 2015

We asked our alumni how they wanted to engage with Public Conversations Project, and they offered some specific ideas: community and continued learning.

We are excited to invite you to join our first alumni gathering this spring, designed to build a network of alumni, offer continued education, and learn from one another.

At Public Conversations, we facilitate dialogue for a living – but this group isn’t just for facilitators. It’s for anyone who wants to be able to function and respond in group settings, even when things go off book. Whether we make a mistake or someone else threatens what we’re trying to accomplish, we need to be able to regain our composure and control of the conversation. Public Conversations alumni come from all walks of life, but have one thing in common – a desire to increase the quality of conversations and dialogue.

Even after our workshops end, we want to continue to help you accomplish that goal.

These small gatherings created for our workshop alumni revolve around a moment of crisis. Based on the Public Conversations approach, alumni will work with our staff to brainstorm how we can respond to moments that threaten constructive group process. We welcome alumni with all levels of experience to learn from one another and prepare for moments when the way forward isn’t clear. On April 8, join us for the launch of this group with our practitioners, who will share their own moments of crisis and learning. Our April event will feature our Executive Director, Parisa Parsa.

The group will last from 6:30 to 8:30pm across the street from our office in Watertown. Don't worry - we'll provide snacks. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon by emailing Katie Hyten.