Get people in your community talking about what matters most.


Taylor Strelevitz

Director of Conversation Programs
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The Alaska Humanities Forum trains facilitators to lead conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These discussions help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities.

Our flagship workshops are Leading Conversations that Build Community and The Art of Powerful Questions. 

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Leading Conversations that Build Community is a 2 day workshop that teaches the necessary skills for planning and hosting conversations that helping bridge differences and strengthen relationships.

During the workshop, participants learn to:

  • Understand both the value and limitations of conversations for building community;

  • Develop a concrete set of tools for planning and facilitating meaningful conversations;

  • Co-design and facilitate a conversation;

  • Experience a variety of conversation designs and facilitation styles;

  • Practice both giving and receiving feedback in order to learn and grow as a facilitator.

April 1st & 2nd in Anchorage

“Top notch instruction, equipping for anyone who convenes groups of people, or cares about elevating the quality of our collective dialogue.”


The Art of Powerful Questions is a highly interactive and experiential workshop held in a series of four 2.5-hour sessions across four weeks. Participants can expect to hone their questioning skills and gain new insights about real dilemmas they are facing in their personal or professional lives.

What world are you creating with the questions you ask?

During the workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the power of questions to improve relationships, build community, and unleash creative thinking.

  • Develop a concrete set of tools for developing questions that
    • build trust and reduce stress, tension, and conflict in relationships,

    • inspire new ways of thinking, and

    • motivate deep engagement.

  • Use powerful questions to reflect deeply on an issue in their lives where they feel stuck.

  • Practice both giving and receiving feedback about questions and their impact.

*We hope to offer this workshop again in the Summer 2024!*

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