New Hampshire Listens
New Hampshire Listens is a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. In the same way that we need the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, and buildings, we need to build, strengthen, and sustain civic infrastructure to support a sustainable democracy. Our mission is to help New Hampshire residents talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone. We design for virtual and in-person gatherings.
No Time to Talk: Civility, Protest and Making Change
February 2nd, 2022No Time to Talk: Civility, Protest and Making Change Truly resolving conflict always requires respectful conversation across differences in perspective, ideology, or identity. Getting to that con ...
NH Listens: Basic Facilitator Training
March 23rd, 2022NH Listens: Basic Facilitator Training Join this 2-hour basic facilitator training for tips on facilitating that you can apply both on and offline. We’ll focus on sharing: Some key facilitator c ...
NH Listens: Advanced Facilitator Training
April 22nd, 2022NH Listens: Advanced Facilitator Training This training is on Zoom and focuses on enhancing confidence to remain neutral (on the topic), productively address issues, encourage and move conversati ...
“NH Listens is well organized and facilitates discussions in a manner where all opinions and views are shared in a respectful and constructive fashion. NH Listens helped my department hold a discussion with community members to assure mutual understanding and trust between the Community and our Police Officers. The event was well attended and met our goals. The follow-up report written by NH Listens was excellent and resulted in action steps to build upon the discussion.”
~ Anthony Colarusso, Chief of Police (retired), Dover, NH; current Head of Security, Wentworth Douglass Hospital
“I look forward to setting our next steps to build upon the work of the series. Working with NH Listens was fantastic, thank you so much. I look forward to the next project we can do together!”
~ Annette Carbonneau, Senior Program Manager, North Country Health Consortium