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Each year, NH Listens hosts events throughout New Hampshire. These online and in person events range from engaging on statewide policy issues, supporting local community-led initiatives, and our own series of workshops for strengthening skills for bridge builders — facilitation, connection across differences, and sticking with tough conversations. We support a growing network of New Hampshire's skilled facilitators.

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We are grateful to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for their generous support.

Upcoming Events


NH Listens Local Lunch Box: Asking Good Questions

 Join NH LIstens for a 45-minute informative and interactive session aimed at sharing bite-sized tips and resources from our toolbox for community engagement and facilitation. This session on Aski ...

Upcoming Facilitator Trainings

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Basic Facilitator Training (Online)

February 14, 12 – 2:30 p.m.

Join this introductory training for tips and practice on key facilitator concepts for facilitating online and in-person, including drawing people in, managing productive conversations, and strengthening your skills as a facilitator.

 Register for Feb 14 Training

Advanced Facilitator Training (Online)

March 27, 12 – 2:30 p.m.

Many of us are trained to remain neutral when we serve as facilitators. However, that doesn't mean we are passive in the face of bias and misunderstandings. This workshop helps enhance confidence to remain neutral, productively address issues, encourage, and move conversation in a constructive manner.

 Register for Mar 27 Training

Upcoming Local Lunch Box Sessions

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Creating Welcoming Spaces

February 7, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

This session will prompt suggestions and considerations when hosting spaces where all can feel expected and safe.

 Register for Feb 7 Lunch Box Series

Spectrum of Engagement

March 6, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

This session will present a frame for public participation and the different ways communities can participate in decision-making.

 Register for mar 6 Lunch Box Series

Speaking Up – Facilitating Through Conflict

April 10, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

This training will help you build the skills to identify conflict, hold space for resolution, and know when to intervene as a facilitator.

 Register for April 10 Lunch Box Series

Asking Good Questions

May 1, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

This session on asking good questions presents frames and resources to consider what it means to ask good questions as a facilitator and gain some practice reframing questions for more constructive dialogue.

 Register for May 1 Lunch Box Series