||Lesson 1 — Welcome!
||explores the theory and beliefs behind Crossing Party
|Lesson 2 — The Meetup Experience
||presents at the experience we work so hard to provide to
|Lesson 3 — Facilitation Basics
||introduces basic facilitation skills.
|Lesson 4 — Facilitation CPL-Style
||narrows our focus to the facilitation skills you’ll be
using most as you facilitate a CPL meeting.
||Lesson 5 — The Power of Listening
||teaches you why we focus on listening more than talking.
|Lesson 6 — Active Listening
||introduces the skill you’ll depend on most as a
moderator, which is listening with the goal to understand.
Lesson 7 — Active Listening within the Context of CPL
||gives you examples of how and when to use active
listening as a CPL moderator.
|Lesson 8 — Theory and Science Behind CPL
||introduces you to some of the things science has taught
us about political differences and relates these to
experiences you may have at CPL meetings.
||Lesson 9 — Reframing
||teaches how you can help your members
“own” their views by speaking from personal experience.
|Lesson 10 — Crafting Questions
||introduces you to techniques for asking questions that
invite members to share more deeply.
|Lesson 11 — Disruption Management
||gives you the skills and confidence to step in before a
discussion gets out of hand and deal with problems if
|Lesson 12 — Facting
||explores CPL’s unique take on using facts in a political
||Lesson 13 — Making Meetups Happen
||explores the elements of the meeting itself and how each
plays an important role in giving our members the
experience they came for.
|Lesson 14 — Preparing for the Topic
||teaches you how to prepare to run a discussion about the
current topic. You will have a Topic Guide to take the
stress out of it.
Lesson 15 — Celebrating Community and Success
||covers the important skill of anchoring the good work you
do by calling attention to our members’ growth.
|Lesson 16 — Moderator Self Care
||introduces some of the techniques and perspectives that
other moderators use to energize themselves and keep an
open, curious mind.