Host Resources

2020 Resources for Before Your Conversation

General Resources

Host Planning & Toolkit Resources

Below are copies of resources and important documents provided in our Host Toolkit Bags (Hosts will receive these toolkits at one of our Host Orientation Events.) Please feel free to download and print additional copies of all Host materials using the links below as needed:

  • HOST GUIDEInstructions and tips for planning and promoting your Around the Table South Conversation(s)
  • YOUTH CONVERSATION GUIDEInstructions and an Activity for Around the Table South Conversation(s) geared towards youth (appropriate for elementary – high school ages)
  • INVITING YOUR GUESTS – GUEST INVITE TEMPLATE :Use this editable template to invite Guests to your Conversation(s). We recommend including this SUMMARY DOCUMENT with your invites to provide general information on this initiative for your guests.
  • HOST NOTE TAKING SHEETRecord Main Ideas from your conversation in our Host Note Taking Template.
  • FACILITATING COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS RESOURCE: Leslie Bonner of Bonner Consulting led a “Facilitating Community Conversations” Training prior to our Host Kick-Off & Celebration Event on February 28th, 2020. View this presentation for expert tips and tricks on setting the tone for positive, authentic, and meaningful conversation.

2020 Resources for After Your Conversation

Within 3 days of your conversation, please ensure that you submit the following:

  • Guest Surveys: Have your Guests complete ONLINE SURVEYS HERE (online survey link launching soon!) If guests prefer to complete a paper survey, copies of Guest Surveys are provided to you in your Host Toolkit or can be DOWNLOADED HERE. Using the pre-paid envelope provided in your Host Toolkit, please be sure to mail any paper copies of Guest Surveys to:
    • Jefferson Regional Foundation
      565 Coal Valley Road, Bibro Building 3rd Floor
      Pittsburgh, PA 15025
  • Your Host Survey: Please take a few moments to complete our anonymous HOST SURVEY (online survey link launching soon!) to share your thoughts about your conversation, your experience as a host, and a little information about yourself. If you prefer to complete a paper copy of the Host Survey, you can request one by emailing us at or calling Colleen Cadman at 412-267-6774.

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