Public Conversations Project fosters constructive dialogue where conflicts are driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values.

  • 25for25
    It's been nearly 25 years since our founding associates began their work in the field of public discourse. In honor of this coming milestone, we're offering $25 off all spring workshops - including our new Salon series. READ MORE
  • Forks in the Road
    Join our alumni community for its first gathering on April 8. READ MORE
  • New Workshop Opportunities
    Public Conversations offers new learning opportunities with our Salons and Workshop Series. READ MORE
  • Our Method
    We all know what it feels like to have a good, constructive, respectful conversation. Our method is designed to help people have the conversation they need to have about some of the most difficult topics.  READ MORE
  • Our Impact
    At Public Conversations, we say "shifts happen." Learn about the shifts that have taken place for our clients and partners after working with our practitioners. READ MORE
Apr 1, 2015
Have you ever sat home alone on a Saturday night? Sat in front of the TV watching re-runs of The Flash while eating Ben and Jerry’s from the carton? Have you wondered why the first date never leads to a second? Have you given up and... READ MORE >
Mar 30, 2015
Internal Family Systems Therapy shares many principles with the Public Conversations Project. Both offer approaches to adversarial relationships that change the conversation from argument to dialogue. IFS and PCP emphasize listening with... READ MORE >
Mar 23, 2015
Public Conversations is approaching its 25th Anniversary, marking a quarter-century since our founding associates began their work in the field of public discourse. That's 25 years of building healthier dialogue, asking better questions,... READ MORE >
Robert R. Stains, Jr., MEd | Video

Dialogue: A Virtual Workshop is a series of 12 videos sharing the basics of the Public Conversations Project’s approach to dialogue.

Dialogue on public issues
Mar 3, 2015

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