URBS 230—Community Leadership and Service Learning

Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future

Margaret Wheately (Berrett-Koehler, 2009)


The Process of Conversation


Twelve conversation starters

  1. Do I feel a vocation to be fully human?
  2. What is my faith in the future?
  3. What do I believe about others?
  4. What am I willing to notice in my world?
  5. When have I experienced good listening?
  6. Am I willing to reclaim time to think?
  7. What is the relationship I want with the earth?
  8. What is my unique contribution to the whole?
  9. When have I experienced working for the common good?
  10. When do I experience the sacred?
  11. What is our role in creating change?
  12. Can I be fearless?



2002 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised 28 May 2010