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Want to lead better meetings, public engagements, or formal dialogue? Join us on October 3-4 for a Basic Facilitati… https://t.co/rc4MzLnRjz
14 hours 34 min ago
“Essential Partners gave us tools to talk about race in a way that’s brave and authentic.” Read about our collabora… https://t.co/6SpY3rO5Ib
16 hours 54 min ago
“Dialogue helps students own the idea that they have something to offer: I have stories, I have experiences that ar… https://t.co/EJoPRGR9mI
17 hours 34 min ago
training is only the start. EP invests managers and employees with the skills to lead company cultures t… https://t.co/uD5huhil72
18 hours 34 min ago
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Sep 9, 2019 Pritchard

Listening to heal our country: op/ed at the Dallas Morning News

Jill DeTemple, faculty member at Southern Methodist University and academic associate for Essential Partners, writes about the power of listening to heal the nation's polarized divides at


Inspired by their participation in Guns: An American Conversation, journalists Stephen Koff and John Count assembled this document to provide a common touchstone for participants in difficult conversations about gun rights, regulation, and violence in the United States.

Maggie Herzig | John Sarrouf | Field Manual
Richard Chasin, MD | Maggie Herzig | Field Manual
Corky Becker, PhD | Paper