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Guidance for Let’s Talk Leaders
As a Let’s Talk leader, you are in charge of protecting and preserving the group’s mission. To do that successfully, it’s important to think about what you hope to achieve and how you want to impact your campus community.
Check out our resources below to learn about how to measure emotional temperature, how to intervene during a heated discussion, and how to keep your group’s conversations constructive.
Let's Talk: Leader Moderation Guide
FIRE has created this Leader Moderation Guide to prepare leaders for their role as moderator and to give them the tools to diffuse tensions in conversation.
Let's Talk: Topic Escalation
This guide outlines FIRE’s heat levels, which are designed to help leaders guide their discussion group towards constructive conversations.
Let's Talk: Start Up Guide
FIRE’s Let’s Talk program provides students with tools to work towards a more intellectually open campus environment.
Conversations on Campus
It can be difficult to make people feel comfortable enough with each other to be honest and open about their viewpoints on controversial issues. We hope that these activities help you to break that ice and get talking!
Dealing with Disruptors
In some cases, you may be able to de-escalate the situation and allow your group to return to productive discussion after such a disruption. This guide will help you to navigate this circumstance so that your Let’s Talk group can move on in a productive way.