Community Dialogues: Problem-Solving Conversations



The following is a possible format for a series of public forums that could enable richer interaction than is usually the case with such events. Feedback is welcome.

A Community Dialogue
and Problem-solving Conversation
[Guest Speaker]

  1. Opening statement by guest speaker – 15 minutes
  2. Discussion with audience – 30 minutes
  3. Guest speaker poses a question to the audience: a real, non-rhetorical question for which the speaker is seeking an answer or answers
  4. Audience breaks down into small groups (4-5 people) that try to agree on written answers – 15 minutes
  5. Breakout group reports and closing discussion – 30 minutes.

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