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Facilitation

A group of well-trained facilitators is a key component to the dialogue process because facilitators ensure a quality and equitable discussion in each circle. Facilitators need to be good listeners and relate well to many different kinds of people.

Tips

Having conversations about community-police relations can sometimes be uncomfortable. To help dialogue participants feel at ease, facilitators should come prepared to explain certain points at the beginning of the discussion and examine their own biases as well. Here are seven tips to help facilitators of conversations about community-police relations to help you have a successful, trust-building dialogue.
Five steps to recruiting and training facilitators to be good listeners and relate well to many different kinds of people.
Communities are made up of many kinds of people, and often times a significant population speaks a language other than English. In order to have an inclusive dialogue, it's important to offer interpretation services. Here are some tips for successful interpretation in your dialogues.
Engaging young people in community efforts can be easier said than done. Check out our list of ten common challenges, along with possible solutions you can implement right away.

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, the dialogue to change program can help community members take action and make their voice heard.