Join the DCI for a guest lecture and series of workshops with Dr. Martín Carcasson, Founder and Director of the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University, October 14th through 16th. Registration is free and open to the public – see below for more details.DCI Workshops Flyer
Dr. Carcasson will address his work and experience with deliberation in both academic and community contexts, providing insights and workshop opportunities for students, faculty and staff, and members of the general public. In his keynote address at 7:30 pm on October 14th, “Tackling Wicked Problems in Classrooms, on Campuses, and in Communities: The Promise of Deliberative Engagement,” Dr. Carcasson will explore how deliberation can address the many problems facing our communities and nation. He will provide an overarching framework for thinking about deliberative democracy and discuss some examples from his work at Colorado State University.
On October 15th at 12 pm, Dr. Carcasson will speak on his experiences with developing the Center and incorporating deliberation into multiple courses during a “Deliberative Pedagogy and Program Design” workshop for faculty and staff. He will present ideas on how to embed deliberation in courses and across campus, followed by Q&A with participants in which they are welcome to workshop ideas for their specific courses and programs.
Dr. Carcasson will participate in two final workshops on October 16th – “Facilitation Skills for Community Leaders and Organizations” at 11 am, and “Deliberative Leadership and Polarity Management for Students” at 2:30 pm. During the community workshop, Dr. Carcasson will speak about how community organizations and leaders can develop and hone their skills to become more effective catalysts and facilitators on important issues and build more bridging institutions to catalyze those discussions. During the student workshop, Dr. Carcasson will discuss such topics as polarity management and advanced facilitation skills, as well as situate deliberation on the spectrum of civic activity between protest and conversation.
Questions about any of these events? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.