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Fostering Dialogue Across Divides


Fostering Dialogue Across Divides: A Nuts and Bolts Guide is Essential Partners' field guide to community dialogue design and facilitation.

In a format designed for beginner- and intermediate-level facilitators alike, the guide shares some of what our veteran practitioners and their colleagues have learned over three decades practicing our distinctive approach. The text offers general advice as well as specific nuts-and-bolts tips for those working to convene, plan, and facilitate constructive conversations on deeply divisive issues.

Fostering Dialogue Across Divides was written by our late founder, Laura R. Chasin, and her colleague and co-founder, Maggie Herzig. Special thanks go to the JAMS Foundation, whose support made it possible to publish and share this resource!

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Maggie Herzig

Laura R. Chasin