Conversations are available on September 1, but you can fill out a proposal before that.
Designing a Conversation
As a moderator, your main responsibilities are to design the conversation and then keep the conversation moving. You do not need to be an expert, just get an idea and figure out how to share it with others. Conversations do not have to be only about books. They can include other activities.
Designing a conversation raises all kinds of questions. What do you want to talk about? What materials? How many meetings? How difficult do you want it to be? When will it start? These are the bare bones of a conversation.
Using Our Forms
The linked proposal form is designed to help you organize the conversation in a general sort of way that will attract participants. You might want to design the whole thing at once or just do it as you go. Or you might outline the meetings, then fill in gaps. When your conversation is approved, we will set up a page for you to develop the course as it goes.
The linked evaluation form suggests how the conversation can work. The most important thing to notice is that everyone evaluates their experience of the conversation. The moderator is not evaluated individually.
How Does It Work?
After the conversation is approved, it will be published on the Hazelnut page on the Newsstand and on the Conversations page. After you have as many participants as you want, you'll receive a private web page for your group. And off you go!
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