“Hosting and Leading Community Conversations” (Session 1 of 6) describes the process of planning and facilitating community conversations, gatherings with community members to discuss their hopes for their community and challenges to realizing those goals. Topics include meeting “ground rules,” how to be an effective facilitator, note-taking and follow-up.
“Hosting and Using Innovation Spaces” (Session 3 of 6) describes a process for sharing knowledge and insights within your organization as you “turn outward” toward your community.
“Partner Selection and Managing Relationships” (Session 4 of 6) covers the process of developing strategic partnerships — deciding whom you want to “run with” to create impact in the community — and keeping those relationships productive and healthy.
“Calibrating Community Conditions” (Session 5 of 6) describes the first step in moving from public knowledge to action. Topics include identifying your community’s “stage” — its readiness for and receptivity to change — and determining a course to meet your community “where it’s at.”
Featuring interviews with Harwood Institute founder Rich Harwood and individuals who have utilized the “turning outward” approach, “Sweet Spot of Public Life” (Session 6 of 6) discusses making strategic choices for action and building and sustaining momentum.
This webinar explores how to effectively use the conversation guide "How Librarians and Libraries Can Lead Community Conversations for Change." This webinar provides concrete suggestions for hosting community conversations as well as opportunities to ask questions about how to move from conversation to action as part of the engagement work of libraries.
This session will emphasize how to initiate a large-scale program to bring together groups of people from different backgrounds and viewpoints to talk about an issue. Participants will learn how to utilize Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, which leads to a wide range of action and change efforts.
Using NCDD’s Engagement Streams Framework, library professionals will learn to navigate the array of dialogue and deliberation approaches and make design choices that best fit their circumstance and resources.
This introductory webinar will provide an overview of LTC: Models for Change. Participants will: Learn about the LTC: Models for Change initiative and ALA’s project partners. Gain information about how the series will help libraries to better engage with their specific communities.
"Theming and Using Public Knowledge" (Session 2 of 6) explains how to organize, understand and share “public knowledge,” the insights collected from community conversations. Topics include organizing notes, identifying prevalent themes, creating effective partnerships and moving toward action.