Community Conversations: Bridging Divides and Taking Action

All-America City Workshop:

Location: Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 11:45am – 12:45pm
Room: Denver

Click here to view the 2018 National Conference on Local Governance & All-America City Awards combined agenda.


Aaron Leavy, Program Director Civic Engagement and Sustainability at the National Civic League. His curiosity and passion for learning from others help to drive his work at the National Civic League. As Program Director for Sustainability and Civic Engagement, brings more than 15 years of experience in civic engagement, research and training. Aaron Leavy has worked with organizations, individuals and institutions to better engage and learn from residents and take effective action in strengthening their community.

Aaron develops community engagement materials, such as the All-America Conversations Toolkit, provides coaching and support to local engagement efforts and serves as part of National Civic League’s community consulting team. He leads National Civic League’s work on the SolSmart program – a Department of Energy funded program to recognize cities for their work on solar energy. Before joining the League, he worked on State Senate, U.S. Senate and Presidential political campaigns, as a researcher for a polling and communications firm, and as Senior Manager for Innovation and Learning for the Harwood Institute.  While there, he authored the book Why We’re Here: The Powerful Impact of Public Broadcasters When They Turn Outwardand developed engagement tools for national groups like United Way Worldwide, American Library Association and Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


Additional Resources:

All-America Conversations Meeting Toolkit

Community Conversations: Bridging Divides and Taking Action:

At a time when it seems we are more divided than ever before, how can communities come together, find common ground and get things done. Community conversations that offer an opportunity for productive, honest discussions that move toward action.  Aaron Leavy will discuss the All-America Conversations Toolkit and resources you can use to host conversations, recruit participants, facilitate difficult conversations and identify critical next steps.


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