A deliberative dialogue forum is a method to bring people together to deliberate about challenging public issues. The process is guided by a neutral moderator and an issue guide that presents multiple approaches to addressing the problem. This forum method was developed by the National Issues Forum. Moderator training includes an overview of the theory of deliberative pedagogy and a deep dive into the method and practice of deliberative dialogue. Participants engage in a practice forum and receive strategies and tools for effective moderating. Since 2013, NC Campus Compact has promoted the use of deliberative dialogue as a tool for campuses to build citizens and community. They have trained nearly 580 faculty, staff, and students from 72 colleges and universities in 12 states, plus community members, to moderate a deliberative dialogue forum. The workshop is facilitated by Leslie Garvin, MSW, the Executive Director of North Carolina Campus Compact. As a facilitator and trainer, Leslie has over 20 years of experience working with community groups, faculty, students, and administrators.
Tuesday, October 20 at 2:00pm to 4:15pmVirtual Event