Participate in DC-Area Moderator Training for Higher Ed
We encourage our DC-area NCDD members in higher ed – students, faculty, and staff – to consider attending a training for deliberative dialogue moderators this April 29. The training is hosted by the American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment and the Kettering Foundation in preparation for the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting on June 9 in Baltimore, which we also encourage our NCDD higher ed folks to attend. You can read more in ADP’s announcement below or find the original version here.
Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training Workshop in Washington, DC
AASCU’s American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment, in partnership with the Kettering Foundation, are proud to announce a special professional development opportunity for area students, faculty, and staff interested in a moderator training for deliberative dialogues.
We will be hosting a Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training Workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10am – 2pm at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), 1307 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005.
- What: Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training Workshop
- When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Where: AASCU Offices, Washington, DC
- Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, American Democracy Project National Manager, AASCU
- Verdis LeVar Robinson, National Director, The Democracy Commitment
- John R. Dedrick, Vice President and Program Director, Kettering Foundation
- Kara Lindaman, Professor of Political Science/Public Administration, Winona State University (Minn.)
- William Muse, President Emeritus, National Issues Forum Institute
- John J. Theis, Director of the Center For Civic Engagement, Lone Star College (TX)
Democratic dialogue and deliberation build civic capacities and consciences to tackle the highly salient and most complex wicked problems facing communities today. It rejects the expert model of technical expertise and specialization towards a truly democratic framework of accessibility and empowerment.
The practice of dialogue and deliberation cultivates student abilities necessary to explore enduring and multidisciplinary questions and solve persistent public problems. Thus, the capacities necessary for productive and meaningful dialogue and deliberation – critical thinking, empathic listening, creative problem solving, ethical leadership, collaboration, issue framing – are not only essential for sustaining a vibrant democracy, they are the best preparation for our students/citizens/graduates to be successful in the 21st century.
This training will guarantee your eligibility to be a moderator at our 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting’s Dialogue and Deliberation Plenary Session: ” Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?” on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.
For questions and more information, please contact Verdis L. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 476-4656.
You can find the original version of this announcement from The Democracy Committment at www.thedemocracycommitment.org/deliberative-dialogue-moderator-training-workshop-washington-dc.