Discussion Guides & Other Resources
Looking for discussion guides or other materials to help facilitate or organize an interactive discussion program? We have over 30 discussion guides on a wide variety of public policy topics. Our discussion guides are non-partisan, presenting 5-9 different approaches or policy “possibilities” for the topic. You can view them online or download them for free. We also have other discussion resources available without charge, including “how-to” guidebooks on facilitating and other practical aspects of planning and conducting a discussion program.
Planning a Discussion Program?
We may be able to help. We have partnered with a wide range of organizations, including public, private, educational, nonprofit, and other groups, to provide direct in-kind assistance in planning, organizing, and conducting different discussion programs and initiatives. We’re always looking for new partners to work with in developing more and better exploratory and generative conversations. Depending on the particular goals and circumstances of your program, we may be able to help with planning, facilitating, or training facilitators.
Resources for Educators
Interested in using student-facilitated discussions in your classroom or online course? For over a decade, we have partnered with faculty to integrate our discussion process into higher education settings. We have a number of different resources for instructors and students for use in both in-person and online courses. These resources provide practical guidance on implementing student-facilitated discussions and include guidebooks, workbooks, sample syllabi, evaluation forms, and other course materials.
Buck Adams (a pseudonym) was an African American soldier during World War II. As a trained mechanic, he worked closely with the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force). He began a relationship with one of the WAAF clerks. This didn’t sit well with his NCO, a man from...
In the third and final session of our small-group conversation series Who are We The People — and who is being pushed out?, participants from around the country gathered online via Zoom to discuss, and collaboratively explore their visions for an inclusive...
Camille Claudel was born in France in 1864. Her early education was a traditional Catholic education. As she grew older, she became interested in an artistic future and began to sculpt the human form in clay. Her mother was aghast at what she regarded as Camille’s...