Ten Arts of Democracy

"Art One: Active Listening
Encouraging the speaker and searching for meaning

"Art Two: Creative Conflict
Confronting others in ways that produce growth

"Art Three: Mediation
Facilitating interaction to help people in conflict hear one another

"Art Four: Negotiation Problem solving that meets some key interests of all involved

"Art Five: Political Imagination Re-imaging our futures according to our values

"Art Six: Public Dialogue
Public talk on matters that concern us all

"Art Seven: Public Judgment
Public decision making that allows citizens to make choices they are willing to help implement

"Art Eight: Celebration
Expressing joy and gratitude for what we learn as well as what we achieve

"Art Nine: Evaluation and Reflection
Assessing and incorporating the lessons we learn through action

"Art Ten: Mentoring
Supportively guiding others in learning these arts of public life"