In the "turning outward" approach, community conversations are a way to tap into your community's aspirations and concerns. These conversations consist of 10 questions, last 90 minutes to two hours, and are designed for groups of 6 to 15 people. The goal is to authentically engage members of the community and generate Public Knowledge that can be used to inform decision-making of all kinds.
- Learn more about community conversations with a free webinar, "Hosting and Leading Community Conversations." The archived webinar is available here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p36jh0jgkdy/
- Also view the corresponding Community Conversation Workbook: http://www.ala.org/tools/sites/ala.org.tools/files/content/LTC_ConvoGuide_final_062414.pdf
Facilitating community conversations is just the beginning. The next step is reviewing what you've learned and making sense of what your community members have told you. This process will help you decide which actions to take.
- A new webinar, "Theming and Using Public Knowledge," describes this process. View the archived webinar here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p8k2yoonhwv/
- Also view the corresponding workbook: http://www.ala.org/tools/sites/ala.org.tools/files/content/LTC_Theming-Workbook-final072114_0.pdf