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Public Engagement Training from Annette Strauss Insitute Feb. 25-27

We hope that NCDD members will take advantage of a great public engagement training being offered this February 25th-27th by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life – one of the NCDD organizational members who partnered with us to sponsor NCDD 2014. The early bird registration deadline for the trainings is January 30th, so make sure to register ASAP!

NCDD would like to thank the Annette Strauss Institute for their continued support of our work and for their leadership in the field. You can learn more about the training from ASICL’s announcement below or by clicking here.

Facilitating Civic Dialogue and Consensus Seminar

ASI_horiz.spotAre you often in a position where you’re making decisions that affect large populations?  Do you frequently feel political pressure from multiple directions?  Do you feel as if you are often unsure of what the public wants, or perhaps you only hear from the same, small group of citizens?

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin is offering a 3-day seminar that will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to enrich your engagement with the public. Join us to boost your skills on:

  • Creating customized strategies for engaging the public;
  • Facilitating difficult conversations involving competing viewpoints;
  • Bringing an array of stakeholders to consensus; and,
  • Utilizing innovative technology for public engagement.

This seminar will help you develop the knowledge, tools, and skill sets to enrich your engagement with the public.  You’ll learn how to identify stakeholders and create customized strategies for engaging them; how to facilitate difficult conversations involving competing viewpoints; and how to bring an array of stakeholders to consensus.  You will also examine some of the most cutting-edge technology for public engagement.

Register for the 3-day training or just one module!

Module One – Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Powerful, Productive, and Prudent: A New Paradigm for Public Engagement + Technology and Civic Engagement.

Module Two – Thursday, February 26, 2015
Designing Civic Engagement Processes

Module Three – Friday, February 27, 2015
Dealing with Difficult Civic Topics and Stakeholders

For more information on this the training or to register, please visit http://moody.utexas.edu/strauss/public-engagement-training.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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