Viewpoint Learning is a for-profit consulting firm which assists in the design, facilitation, and conduction of deliberation and dialogue.
Mission and Purpose
Viewpoint Learning is dedicated to the increased and improved use of dialogue and deliberation in a variety of contexts where people with different viewpoints need to collaborate or reach an understanding. Their work includes working with companies, individuals, and public bodies to impart deliberative techniques and strategies; organizing and facilitating large dialogues and deliberative events; providing educational and capacity-building resources and professional instruction to community organizations ' and the marketing of online engagement software.
Origins and Development
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
Specializations, Methods and Tools
Viewpoint Learning is best known for their development of the Choice Dialogue method, also known as Choicework Dialogue. The company also uses Strategic Dialogue, Scenario Development, Community Conversations, Online Dialogue, Online Surveys, and Leadership Development.
Major Projects and Events
Viewpoint Learning has been involved either as the lead convenor, facilitator, or supporter of countless public engagement initiatives, dialogues, and deliberations in a variety of scales and context. From community-level dialogues, to boardroom meetings, to state- or province-wide initiatives, to national convenings, Viewpoint Learning has leant their expertise in a variety of ways. Below are a select number of case studies available on Participedia:
Analysis and Lessons Learned
Publications — including project reports, articles, press releases, and books — were available on their website.
Choicework Dialogue (method)
 "About us," Viewpoint Learning, 2018, http://www.viewpointlearning.com/about-us/ [DEAD LINK]
 "Our Approaches," Viewpoint Learning, 2018, http://www.viewpointlearning.com/our-approaches/ [DEAD LINK]