Community Conversations

Building community one conversation at a time.

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”  – Mahatma Ghandi

CDR’s Community Conversations are a part of the Beyond Division Initiative.  Through facilitated conversations and collaborative problem solving, The Beyond Division Initiative will help create peace, bridge divides, promote dialogue and, and facilitate healthy discussion about provocative topics.

The Community Conversations project is based on the work of Living Room Conversations, a group committed to healing divides in our communities through conversation. 

Who does this benefit?  Everyone!  Community Conversations are meant to provide the space for community members to talk about important issues, reduce tensions surrounding tense and stressful topics, and strengthen relationships between individuals and communities.


Who to ask?  Reach out to your community!  Invite the people around you: your family, colleagues, and friends.  Anyone is welcome to participate and take part in the benefit of engaging in structured and facilitated conversation. 

We are Currently Scheduling Upcoming Conversations for 2022 and 2023.  Use the form below to sign up for our Community Conversations mailing list! 


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For nearly 40 years, CDR has provided high quality mediation services to the communities of Lane County. CDR helps clients through the entire mediation process, from the initial call, to the final agreement and resolution. Our goal is to ensure that the mediation process is responsive, efficient, and affordable. Learn More About Mediation Services

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CDR's facilitation program guides groups through all kinds of issues and group dynamics toward resolution.  Whether your group is new or long-standing, large or small, informal or professional, CDR can help. Learn More About Facilitation Services

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Education and Training

CDR conducts trainings throughout the year in a broad range of topics. Our trainers have a collective hundreds of years of experience in all areas of conflict resolution. Our trainings are available to the public, and we also do custom training for groups of all kinds. Learn More About Trainings and Education Services

Building Peaceful Communities

For the past four decades, CDR has been building more peaceful communities in Lane County.  Our services, and the training and workshops we provide, have helped tens of thousands learn how to use positive communication to transform conflict.


Once a month, CDR provides a low-cost informational workshop for those considering separation or divorce.
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