College students sit on the floor, discussing how to implement civic reflection

​CCR’s facilitation trainings and reflective discussions build a range of skills and capacities that support effective leadership and civic engagement, including:

  • Development of facilitation skills
  • Improved critical thinking and analysis
  • Improved communication and dialogue skills
  • Improved active listening
  • Enhanced creativity and imagination


  • 100% of training participants agreed that CCR’s workshop developed their skills as a facilitator, with 88% agreeing to a “great extent.” Read more
  • 100% of students agreed or strongly agreed that CCR’s facilitation training helped increase their abilities to be active listeners. Read more
  • 79% of faculty and staff said that civic reflection sparked ideas for new activities in their work. Read more

It was very surprising how helpful I found this training session. I thought I had a good idea coming into this session about how to facilitate reflections but I realize now that my knowledge beforehand was very basic. This session helped me to expand and highlight key concepts in planning and executing reflective discussions.


--Elmhurst College Student Leader


Civic reflection discussions help us develop a richer, more adequate vocabulary for communicating with one another... name the tensions without feeling judged... come to the table as equals... practice unselfish listening... and articulate meaningful questions that emerge from what we do.


--Kathy Smith

New Hampshire Humanities Council


I think [civic reflection] allowed me to solidify my values and beliefs. It helped me see other points of view rather than being stuck in my own thoughts. It helped me to be more open-minded. I also think it was one of the catalysts of continuing service another year and remaining committed to service in the future.


--AmeriCorps Member, Texas