Educational Resources

There are numerous resources available that can serve as entree to learning more about dialogue, communal discernment and the common good. Below are some of our favorites.

In print:

Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together, by William Isaacs (1999)

From Debate to Dialogue: Using the Understanding Process to Transform Our Conversations, by Deborah L. Flick (1998) ?

The Magic of Dialogue, by Daniel Yankelovich (1999)

On Dialogue, by David Bohm (1996)

Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future, by Margaret J. Wheatley (2002)

The World Café: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter, by Juanita Brown, with David Isaacs and the World Café Community (2005)

On the Web:

National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
NCDD brings together and supports people, organizations and resources to expand the power of discussion under the belief that elevating the quality of thinking and communication is key to solving humanity’s most pressing problems.

Deliberative Democracy Consortium
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) is a network of researchers and practitioners working together to strengthen the field of deliberative democracy.

Everyday Democracy
Everyday Democracy provides tools and resources to promote public deliberation and problem solving through dialogue.

Public Conversations Project
The Public Conversations Project (PCP) helps people with fundamental disagreements over divisive issues develop the mutual understanding and trust essential for strong communities and positive action.

Let’s Talk America
Let’s Talk America is a nationwide movement to bring together Americans from all points on the political spectrum for lively, open-hearted dialogue to consider questions essential to the future of democracy.

National Issues Forums
National Issues Forums (NIF) is a nonpartisan, nationwide network of locally sponsored public forums for the consideration of public policy issues rooted in the simple notion that people need to come together to reason and talk.

World Cafe Conversations
World Café Conversations offer a creative process for leading collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge and creating possibilities for action in groups of all sizes.

The Citizen Science Toolbox
The Citizen Science Toolbox offers free resources on the principles and strategies to enhance meaningful stakeholder involvement in decision-making.

The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is a conference center dedicated to understanding effective communication, serving as a catalyst for issues ranging from restorative justice to real estate, health care to transit, and international law to art.

The Philia Dialogue on Caring Citizenship
The Philia Dialogue on Caring Citizenship was founded on the simple belief that the health, well-being and strength of society requires the presence and participation of all citizens.

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