Feb 262013
 Posted by on February 26, 2013

A unique approach to public conversation is helping communities across the United States to engage in meaningful dialog about key issues of the day. These conversations can help to bridge differences and identify common ground as well as determine directions for meaningful community change.

Two presenters from Broome Community College will be presenting at the upcoming Faculty Workshop Day. Lisa Strahley and Scott Corley are experienced forum moderators and work closely with their communities to encourage civic engagement and promote social justice.

We are recruiting now for students and faculty who want to develop the skills to be a moderator for our upcoming public deliberation “Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?” This program is being sponsored by the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forum Institute.  The forum will be used as part of a national discussion on higher education and the results from this forum will be part of a national publication being developed on the topic.

If you would like to a part of this movement and either train to be a moderator on Feb. 27, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. or join us on March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the public deliberation, please call 629-7690 or e-mail Kit Haynes (k.haynes@hvcc.edu) and leave your name and contact information.

Learn more about public deliberation by visiting Everyday Democracy and National Issues Forums and see some what is going on throughout the United States.