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

  • Meet Our New Executive Director
    Public Conversations Project welcomes a new Executive Director, Parisa Day Parsa. Get to know her. READ MORE
  • Client Services
    Our practitioners design programs including facilitated conversations, meetings, trainings, or consultations that help you accomplish your goals.  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
  • Workshops
    Register for one of our highly experiential, affordable workshops. Whatever your field, and whether you are a beginner or a master in dialogue facilitation, we offer workshops to suit your needs. READ MORE
Jan 20, 2015
Bob O’Hara, CPA, creator of, an educational website for business owners and owner of O’Hara & Company, PC in Chelmsford, MA, recently joined Public Conversations Project Board of Directors as the newly... READ MORE >
Jan 20, 2015
After 25 years in the field, early in 2014, Public Conversations Project gathered staff, board, associates, partners, and other friends of the organization to celebrate its past and pave the way for the the next 25 years. To lay that... READ MORE >
Jan 13, 2015
Public Conversations Project is delighted to announce the arrival of a new Executive Director, Parisa Parsa, who began her work with Public Conversations on January 26, 2015. After a lengthy search process, the Board of Directors, staff,... 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 at Public Conversations
Jan 20, 2015

At Public Conversations Project, we work with groups torn by deep divisions over issues related to different identities, beliefs and values – divisions that tear apart communities and block progress toward shared goals.