Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action. Key to creating an issue guide is how it is framed – how the issue is defined and what alternative courses of actions are presented. 

Here you will find some resources to help you name and frame your own issues for deliberation, including:

  • Naming and Framing – Preparing Local Dialogue Resources (PowerPoint)
  • Naming and Framing for Deliberative Dialogue: Step by Step Guide
  • Concern Gathering Survey
  • Let's Talk About Water: A Guide to Developing Discussion Materials to Get Your Community Deliberating