Community Resources

An awareness and education campaign to bring civility to government, the private sector and schools.

Priority Exercise for Civility Ambassadors

Cost of Bad Behaviour, Catherine M. Mattice, MA (c) Civility Partners, LLC

            Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal
             Communication 12th Edition
          ISBN-13: 978-0199827428  

SUCCESSFUL CHANGE STRATEGIES IN CORPORATIONS AND COMMUNITIES A Dialogue between Corporate Leaders and Community-Building Experts – 2004

Civility Assessment, by Christine Porath. URL:

California – Masonic Center for Youth and Families Reading Recommendations, 2017

Resource Guide on Public Engagement by National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation, October 11, 2010

Civility Tools and Resources – Civility Toolkit

A collection of various civility tools and resources for the community.

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    Fighting to Understand

    The mission of Fighting To Understand is to make seemingly complicated topics into “simply complicated.” We do this by forming a collaborative cross-section of “regular” people to fight to understand a topic, in as much complexity as we can muster. We then present the findings to other regular people. Our maiden voyage: Is America Broken? Our founding principle includes the belief that “regular” people of goodwill, paying attention while interacting with life, can act as a jury or a group of scientists in search of holistic understanding.

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      Living Room Conversations

      A community of Americans dedicated to connecting across divides 

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        Principles of engagement

        The Principles of Engagement are guideposts for attracting collaborators and establishing relationships among them. 

        • ​View everyone in positive terms.
        • Develop a common language.
        • Build strong relationships and trust.
        • Remember our shared humanity.
        • Value both the process and the results.
        • Look both within and outside the community for guidance.  
Classroom Resources