Facilitating Conversations on Difficult Topics
Monday, June 26, 2017
10 am - 3 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford CT
Presented by the Education PAG
This workshop is full.

How can we as museum educators create dialogue-based programming that is meaningful, collaborative, and beneficial for both our institutions and our community? How can we shift from being ‘neutral’ to being active facilitators of conversations on topics that are relevant, perhaps even controversial, to our communities and world?    

This day-long workshop will provide strategies for facilitating and managing conversations on difficult topics in your museum. The program will feature insight from diversity educators, role playing of potential scenarios, exploration of social justice topics, and discussion of the risks and rewards of community conversations. Participants will leave inspired to tackle this type of programming and with practical steps for hosting and facilitating conversations at their own institutions.

The workshop is limited to 30 participants.


9:30-10am registration and coffee

10am-3pm workshop

3-4pm optional house tour

Registration Fees:  $65 NEMA Members; $95 Non-member; $50 Student