Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training Workshop Registration Form
AASCU’s American Democracy Project, and The Democracy Commitment in partnership with the National Issues Forum Institute are proud to announce a special professional development opportunity for area students, faculty, and staff interested in participating in a moderator training for deliberative dialogues. We will be hosting a Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training Workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 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

Hosts:
Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, American Democracy Project National Manager, AASCU
Verdis L. Robinson, National Director, The Democracy Commitment

Trainers:
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.

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