Client Services

Working in close collaboration with your organization or community, Essential Partners' practitioners will partner with you to meet your needs and achieve your purposes. We offer consultation and coaching, group facilitation for meetings, or customized trainings for your staff or partners. Learn more about working with us, and start a conversation with us today.

How to Work With Us

Customized Training

Essential Partners' practitioners can adapt our workshops to specific community or organizational needs. We also create new workshops to meet an organization’s unique challenges.

While any workshop can be adapted to the specific needs of your organization, several workshops have been particularly designed for use with partners in the professional field. These customized workshops include:

Consultation & Coaching

Public Conversations works with organizers and leaders to design effective meetings, retreats, conferences, and gatherings that foster engagement and build trust and community.

Consultation
Consultation is often part of other services--such as customized training or dialogue design and facilitation--we provide for clients and partners. Every good facilitated conversation or well-designed meeting begins with a conversation and consulting with your organization’s or group’s leadership team. Our practitioners help your leaders think through the purpose of a meeting or conversation, and also help you identify your own internal resources. Everything we do begins with understanding the purposes of our clients: What do you want to achieve?

Coaching
Coaching is a service we provide to individual leaders or small leadership teams. We may help you or your team prepare for a particularly challenging meeting or conversation. We may provide coaching as a follow-up to a Customized Training or Facilitated Dialogue, to help you continue to the constructive conversations in your organization or community.

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Public Conversations works with organizers and leaders to design effective meetings, retreats, conferences, and gatherings that foster engagement and build trust and community.

Consultation
Consultation is often part of other services--such as customized training or dialogue design and facilitation--we provide for clients and partners. Every good facilitated conversation or well-designed meeting begins with a conversation and consulting with your organization’s or group’s leadership team. Our practitioners help your leaders think through the purpose of a meeting or conversation, and also help you identify your own internal resources. Everything we do begins with understanding the purposes of our clients: What do you want to achieve?

Coaching
Coaching is a service we provide to individual leaders or small leadership teams. We may help you or your team prepare for a particularly challenging meeting or conversation. We may provide coaching as a follow-up to a Customized Training or Facilitated Dialogue, to help you continue to the constructive conversations in your organization or community.

Facilitation

Dialogue isn’t just a tool - it fosters new way of being together. Facilitated dialogue allows for respectful disagreement, increased trust, and productive collaboration. Public Conversations offers Dialogue Facilitation, Meeting Design and Facilitation (including retreats and conferences), and support for organizations or communities developing their own dialogue initiatives or programs.

Facilitated dialogue for your community or organization could mean eight people in a circle exploring their differences in creative and constructive ways. It could be an auditorium full of concerned community members, or an entire university searching for a better way to talk about difficult topics. Regardless of the setting, successful dialogue requires careful planning and a deep understanding of individuals’ experiences and a group's dynamics.

Working in close collaboration with you or your team, Public Conversations’ practitioners will design a program of facilitated conversations, meetings, and/or trainings that help you accomplish your goals. No matter the size or scope of the gathering, all our work features facilitated conversations structured to engage a group or community in new ways.