Resources & Field Manuals

The Public Conversations Project provides free training guides and dialogue resources. The organization and its staff publish widely in academic journals, are quoted in the mainstream press, and offer a cadre of materials related to planning and facilitating a dialogue.


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Featured Resources

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.

Maggie Herzig | Laura Chasin, MSW | Field Manual

The Public Conversations Project's guide to conducting successful dialogues on the most heated topics. This publication will take even a first-time practitioner step-by-step through the process while providing experienced facilitators enlightening new insights. 183 pages.


We all experience hard conversations from time-to-time. Here you'll find tips for making a hard conversation work, from Public Conversations' practitioners.