|Small groups of five to twenty
people, talking, listening, and sharing their thoughts on a topic of mutual
interest. Each person is heard, acknowledged, involved, challenged and
connected. The aim is not to win arguments but to share ideas in an amicable,
||Anyone who believes we must talk
together to constructively address the issues we face. Busy adults who want to
get involved but can only make a short term time commitment.
||Help you develop good listening
skills, speaking skills and well thought out opinions; skills everyone needs in
order to participate effectively in our rapidly changing society.
||An organizer selects or develops
the study material, recruits participants, arranges the meetings and selects a
facilitator. He/she moderates the discussion, encouraging full participation
while keeping on the topic. The participants listen carefully and speak
thoughtfully, reflecting their own experience and values. The group learns from
the shared wisdom of ordinary people.|