The Charter Education Institute is proud to partner with Living Room Conversations to offer host training in three parts. We will be using the Zoom platform for the training and are opening it up to our membership. Here are the particulars of the 3-part course:
Session 1: Experience a full living room conversation on the topic of "Homelessness."
Session 2: Learning about Living Room Conversations, and exploring the skills you will need to host your own conversation. You will then be required to conduct your own session and contribute to a reflection document that will be addressed during the last session of the series.
Session 3: Reviewing some of the finer points of being a host of a living room conversation. Discussion some of the difficulties and successes of hosting and responding to questions raised by fellow participants.
Free follow-up sessions will be offered by Living Room Conversations.
Origins of Living Room Conversations: Living Room Conversations is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 as a result of a transpartisan partnership focused on revitalizing civil discourse through conversation.
Divides Aren’t Inevitable: Major disagreement on important issues is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to create insurmountable divides. We hope for a world in which people who have fundamental differences of opinion and backgrounds learn to work together with respect – and even joy – to realize the vibrant future we all desire for ourselves and our families. Through applying and adapting our conversational model, we hope participants will build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.
Where Is Your Living Room? Living rooms used to be the place where people would gather to socialize and relate with each other. Inviting someone into your home was to treat them as valued and worthy of respect. But before they were called living rooms these rooms were referred to as “parlors” – a term that comes from the French and means place for speaking.
Our modern world no longer limits our place for speaking to a physical location. We live our lives in our communities and online. Our living room is wherever we find ourselves connecting with others.
Living Room Conversations can take place anywhere, which these days includes the virtual world. Video chat allows us to bring each other into our homes, with all that represents, at a scale never before imagined.
Our capacity is limited enrollment to 50 people so don’t hesitate to sign up.
October 2: Regular Living Room Conversation, 9:00 am PDT
October 9: Training on Leading Living Room Conversations, 9:00 am PDT
November 20: Critiquing the Experience of Conducting a Living Room Session, 9:00 am PDT
A certificate of acknowledgement for being a Living Room Conversations host will be issued upon completion of the series.