Compiled by Dr. Mark B. Durieux

These are free and readily available web-based resources which I feel are worth looking at for information on the topic at hand. Resource links are followed by keywords and a couple of key quotes extracted from the resource. If you’re relatively new to a subject and would like to explore it without getting lost in a "forest" of search engine results, this compilation should help. If some of the keywords look promising, you might try them in the Google search box below.

My thanks to the folks at Power Text Solutions ( for their remarkable research services.


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Community Building & Conversation

café, week, conversation, host, conversation week discussion, conversation week partner, world, talk, people, stranger.

Conversation Cafés  can not only provide closer communities, they can also be a conduit to providing additional local business exposure.
In neighborhoods all over Seattle, throughout the country and throughout the world, conversation among strangers is catching on.

"Awakening and engaging collective intelligence through conversations about questions that matter."

member, community, post, ncdd, ncdd stuff, program officer, sandy heierbacher, program, d&d, member spotlight.

Tamra is interested in knowing about programs that address the partisan divide in the U.S. through dialogue, deliberation, and conflict resolution.
And there are situations that arise among people, among nations, within businesses, in schools and elsewhere in which we believe smoothing over or ignoring challenging topics and decisions is not an option.

action, community, local national leader, center, civility, process, community member, community participation, community partnership, united states.

We promote common sense discussion in a common language among people with a common purpose..
To share and disseminate information surrounding the current best practices and other promising innovations in the field of improving communities.

justice, wiserearth, organization, community, world, wiserearth functionality, wiserearth principle, wiserearth vision, issue area, directory.

WiserEarth helps the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances.
Starting out as a directory, WiserEarth now offers social networking tools and groupware for people to connect and collaborate around issue areas.

associate, circle, service, community, network, facilitation, group, health, full circle philosophy, client.

The richness of Full Circle Associates is the relationships we create and nurture between us.
As part of the dream for Full Circle, you can tap into a talented network people who can help bring your project full circle from planning to completion.

conversation, conversation initiative, world, hope, margaret wheatley, book, friend, future, effort, fear.

I hope you will join me in a simple work that I believe can have great impact for good – hosting conversations as the means to restore hope to the future.
The website provides you with simple processes for hosting conversations, and information about many other conversation initiatives around the world.

idea, world, worldchanging, solution, seattle,, approach, network, planet, problem.

We cover the world’s most innovative solutions to the planet’s problems, and inspire readers around the world with stories of new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future.
Our readers are ready to change the world, and Worldchanging connects them with the latest ideas on how to do that.

initiative, wisdom, collective consciousness, site, field, contact cwi, people, seeded conversation, connection, content.

The website has been created to help make visible an emerging field of collective wisdom, its study and practice.
All of the content to be found on this website is contributed by people who are living, studying, or practicing in the field of collective wisdom .