I’ve gained not only confidence but tools. The Essential Partners training was worth every penny.
Kim Davidson, Ombuds
Oberlin College, Ohio
Essential Partners' process gives people the space to be intellectually curious and to engage with others on important issues in a way that also benefits their own understanding of what they believe.
Elizabeth Zehl, Undergraduate Student
Randolph College (VA)
I ran for my local school board in 2018 and was elected. I use the skills in our meetings, whether I’m chairing the meeting or not. This makes the meetings much more productive. We don’t go over the same topics over and over again.
Misty Stoll, School Board Trustee
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Essential Partners teaches people how to build strong community bonds across differences of values, beliefs, and identities.
“If everyday Americans don’t talk about issues as important as this one,” writes Essential Partners co-director Katie Hyten, “how can we expect a better national conversation? How can we ask more of the people who represent us?”