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Webinar on “Shaping Our Future” Forums This Friday

We received the following announcement today from the National Issues Forums Institute‘s Patty Dineen for a fantastic webinar being held this Friday.  Since this is a little last minute, I’m just going to share the whole announcement…

SHAPING OUR FUTURE:  WHAT IS HIGHER EDUCATION’S ROLE?

Join Us For A Moderator Preparation Webinar on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2pm

This coming year, more than 60 campuses and communities will host shaping our future forums. Here’s your chance to find out how to participate.

This free webinar is designed specifically for anyone interested in hosting or moderating deliberative forums for the National Shaping Our Future Project. This project is a joint effort of the National Issues Forums Institute and the American Commonwealth Project.

Participants can ask questions and/or give comments via chat (or voice, if your computer has a microphone).

The webinar will cover these topics and more:

  • Overview: Shaping Our Future-its goals, rationale, and background
  • A primer: NIF’s approach to moderating to encourage deliberation and dialogue
  • An introduction to the project’s print and video materials
  • Tips on expanding the dialogue between campuses and communities
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • A chance to talk with seasoned NIF moderators and learn from their experiences

Please register today. Have specific questions? Send them to us ahead of time and we’ll include them in the webinar discussion period! (alee@kettering.org • 937-439-9805 )

You can read the announcement at the NIF website or click here to register.

Andy Fluke
Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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