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Conversation Project Applications are Open!

Oregon Humanities

Start Date: 01/12/2018

End Date: 02/09/2018

Oregon Humanities is looking for people who want to get people talking, listening, and connecting to one another.

Read the full position description below, then submit an application online for each topic you wish to propose. The deadline to apply is February 9, 2018.

Click here for the application.

We'll be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 17, from noon to 1:00 p.m. for those interested in learning more about being a Conversation Project leader. 

Sign up for the webinar here.

What is the Conversation Project?

The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to talk—across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds—about important and challenging issues and ideas. 
Our goal with this program is to connect people to ideas and to each other, not to push an agenda or arrive at consensus. We believe in the power of people
in rooms listening, learning, and struggling together. It works like this: a local nonprofit, community group, or business applies to host a Conversation 
Project program from our catalog on a topic of interest to their community. An Oregon Humanities leader goes to that community to facilitate a
ninety-minute conversation.

Leaders are trained by Oregon Humanities and receive a $250 honorarium, as well as mileage reimbursement and a meal stipend, for each conversation
they lead. Leaders can anticipate leading four to eight conversations per year. Although they are not required to accommodate every request, 
leaders should be willing to travel throughout Oregon’s thirty-six counties year-round. Leaders are expected to work with us on the design of 
their program and to take part in a one-day training on May 18, 2018. Programs in the upcoming catalog will be available from September 1, 2018
through August 31, 2019.

Leaders are also encouraged to take part in professional development opportunities, which could include additional training or participating in
other Conversation Project discussions.

What are we looking for in a Conversation Project leader?

We are looking for people who can do the following:

-Lead open and lively conversations between participants (rather than a lecture or presentation);

-Connect ideas to participants’ lives and their local communities;

-Ask provocative questions that challenge participants; and

-Share our core values, which include equity, justice, empathy, and respect.

Experience facilitating conversations is not required, but a strong desire to learn and get people talking with one another is. We encourage 
applications from people with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, especially from people who
live in/are from rural areas, and multilingual candidates.

More position details here.

Registration details: https://oregonhumanities.forms-db.com/view.php?id=33837