Resources

The following resources are designed to help support effective public dialogue.

Library Resources for kitchen Table Conversations

The Watertown Free Public Library created Library Resources for Kitchen Table Conversations to support the 2019 series of Kitchen Table Conversations taking place throughout our community. These conversations are bringing together small groups of residents to talk about how to improve public engagement in Watertown government.

Library Resources includes books, DVDs, and websites related to dialogue and civic engagement and even includes call numbers for each resource available at our library. Thanks to WFPL librarian Brita Zitin for her work on this guide. Click here to view and download.


Helping People with Opposing Views Talk to Each Other

Helping People with Opposing Views Talk to Each Other outlines several ways you can help those with opposing views share and listen to others in a respectful environment. This resource was developed by Watertown Community Conversations. Click here to view and download.


Meeting Guidelines

Meeting Guidelines is short primer on why and how to set meeting guidelines, or ground rules.  Such guidelines are an important tool to successfully achieving a meeting's intended outcomes.  Meeting Guidelines was developed by Watertown Community Conversations.  Click here to view and download